Date: Monday, May 30, 2011 Time: 7:30 & 10pm Venue: The Stone (is located at the corner of Avenue C and 2nd Street) Ticket: $10 Genre: Contemporary Jazz/improve
During the ‘70- and ‘80’s, the Woodstock-based Creative Music Studio was considered the premier study center for contemporary creative music. Founded in 1971 by Karl Berger , Ingrid Sertso and Ornette Coleman, CMS brought together leading innovators in the jazz and world music communities. Unprecedented in its range and diversity, CMS was an acknowledged phenomenon in the international music world.
Date: Monday, December 13, 2010 Time: 9pm Venue:Zebulon (258 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11211) Ticket: donation Genre: nu world music
Kaoru Watanabe (Japanese fue, Western flut & taiko) will be playing with Tim Keiper (ngoni), Chris Dingman (vibraphone) and Matt Kilmer (percussion). They’ll play a blend of “World” sounds- Mali, Japan, the US and beyond.
Salif Keita‘s voice is one other mortals can only aspire to. A searing tenor that somehow sounds gritty and glorious all at once, it’s a complicated instrument that transcends language barriers, and with its subtle shadings offers solace and succor, joy and even redemption. It’s not for nothing that Keita is known as the golden voice of Mali.
Given Salif Keita’s incredible talent, it was inevitable that one day music would take him back to his homeland, despite the hardships he once faced there. Recently, that inevitability came to pass. With a 35-year career behind him, Keita returned home to record his latest release, M’Bemba, in Bamako in the studio “Moffou” he had built by the River Niger.