Archive for September, 2010

Cedric Watson at Joshua Tree

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Dubbed the “creole cowboy”, Cedric Watson takes the traditional Zydeco and Cajun songbooks and re-invents them with reggae rhythms and West African hand-drums. You can see him at the Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival on October 10.
Cedric Watson
Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival

 
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Malian Diva in Chicago

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Malian diva Khaira Arby invokes the heart of Timbuktu with a bluesy homage on her new album Timbuktu Traab. You can see her live on her U.S. tour at the World Music Festival in Chicago September 26 - 27.
Khaira Arby
World Music Festival Chicago

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Hank & Cupcakes in Utica

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Brooklyn drum and base duo Hank & Cupcakes take indie pop to a new level. The funky base keeps time with the multi-tasking vocals/drum to create an amazing live show. You can see them at the Utica Music and Arts Festival September 17 - 18.
Hank & Cupcakes
Utica Music and Arts Festival

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Oreka Tx at Lotus

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

A Basque instrument called the txalaparta was banned in Spain under Franco but the ensemble Oreka Tx are resurrecting this percussion instrument, made of wooden planks laid over trestles and struck with sticks held vertically. You can see Oreka Tx perform intricately coordinated compositions at the Lotus World Music and Arts Festival on September 17- 18.
Oreka Tx
Lotus World Music and Arts Festival

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AXIS Dance at Bumbershoot

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

AXIS Dance Company tells you to leave all your preconceptions at the door. As a pioneer in physically integrated dance, AXIS incorporates performers with and without disabilities who whill chance the way you think about the human body. You can see them at Bumbershoot September 4 - 6.
AXIS Dance Company
Bumbershoot
Listen to the KadmusArts podcast with AXIS artistic director Judith Smith.
AXIS Dance Company in ‘the beauty that was mine, through the middle, without stopping’ choreographed by Joe Goode. Dancers Sonsheree Giles, & Rodney Bell. Photo by Brian Rdzak-Martin.

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