Tag Archives: Randy Weston

Happy 50th Birthday, UHURU AFRIKA!

Date: November 13, 2010
Venue: Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Text by Augusta Palmer

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Music listings – 11/8 through 11/14

1. Natacha Atlas w/ Gaida: Levantine Indulgence

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.

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The Greene Space event: Cornel West and Randy Weston – Jazzmen in the World of Ideas!

Text by Augusta Palmer   

Photo by Scott Smith

It’s rare to have the opportunity to listen to a conversation that is deeply intellectual, profoundly spiritual, and laced throughout with laughter. The Greene Space event “Cornel West and Randy Weston: Jazzmen in the World of Ideas,” ably moderated by Terrance McKnight, was just such a conversation. A lot of ground was covered: the nights a Harvard-educated West slept in Central Park because he was “broke as the 10 Commandments”; the inspiration to become an “Africanist in every sense” that Weston received from his Marcus Garvey-inspired father as well as his encounters with Morocco’s Gnawa, who once put him into a trance that lasted for 2 weeks; the impact of the prison-industrial complex; and the current prevalence of what West referred to as “the 11th Commandment: Do not get caught!”  

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Music listings – 9/13 through 9/19

1. STONE SEMINAR 37: Gary Lucas’ Beefheart Symposium

Date: Monday, September 13, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Stone (located at Avenue C and 2nd Street)
Ticket: $30
Genre: music seminar

Gary Lucas performed on stage during the 1980/81 Beefheart tours and played lead guitar on the album Ice Cream For Crow. For this symposium he presents a lecture/demonstration about the music and methodologies of rock legend Captain Beefheart, followed by a Q&A.

2. Avant Ghetto Presents : Greg Davis And Ben Vida + Geoff Mullen + Lussuria + Brad Loving

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