Date: Monday, November 8, 2010 Time: 8pm Venue:Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474) Ticket: $30 Genre: Arabic pop
Musically and geographically, Natacha Atlas has always been an itinerant. The Anglo-Egyptian singer has spent more than a decade fusing electronic beats with North African and Arabic music, finding links between seemingly disparate musical genres, exploring new and different sonic settings and working with a wealth of like-minded collaborators from across the world along the way. The resulting body of work is both a triumph of true multiculturalism and a testament to the richness and accessibility of Arabic culture.
Date: Monday 2, August 4, 2010 Time: 9;30pm Venue: Barbes (376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY) Ticket: $10 Genre: Boogaloo, Latin Swing and Shingaling
SPANGLISH FLY. Every Monday in August. The sounds of 1960’s Spanish Harlem. With Atsushi Tsumura, trumpet; Charly Rodriguez, timbales; Christelle Durandy, percussion; Dmitri Moderbacher, bass; Erica Ramos, lead vocals; Gabo Tomasini, percussion; Jonathan Flothow, bari sax; Jonathan Goldman a/k/a Jonny Semi-Colón, trumpet; Martin Wallace, piano; Mick Santurio, congas; Rose Imperato, tenor sax; Sebastian Isler, trombone. “What Sharon Jones did for oldschool soul, what Antibalas did for Afrobeat and what Chicha Libre is doing for chicha, Spanglish Fly is doing for bugalu. . As dance music, it’s irresistible.” — Lucid Culture