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.
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!”
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