Sat, April 13, 2013
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Michele Rosewoman + New-Yoruba at Painted Bride Art Center
Michele Rosewoman and New Yor-Uba return to the Bride to take audiences on a journey spanning ancient Yoruba culture through Cuban Folkloric music with a contemporary jazz concept for a thoroughly uncompromised synthesis of these two profound musical genres. Ms. Rosewoman, who recently turned 60 years old, also celebrates with the ensemble their 30th anniversary of their first studio recording. With a repertoire that includes the debut of new and rarely performed works, New Yor-Uba salutes the Orishas (Yoruban deities) through Ms. Rosewoman’s original compositions and visionary arrangements of centuries-old Yoruba (Nigeria) and Arara (Dahomey) chants as well as Abakwa (Nigeria) and rumba (Cuba) musical traditions.
Michele Rosewoman: Piano and Vocals | Oliver Lake: Alto and Soprano Saxophones | Freddie Hendrix: Trumpet | Mike Lee: Tenor Saxophone and Flute | Vincent Gardner: Trombone | Howard Johnson: Baritone Saxophone and Tuba | Yunior Terry: Bass | Adam Cruz: Drums | Pedrito Martinez: Bata, Congas, and Vocals | Roman Diaz: Bata, Congas, and Vocals | Abraham Rodriguez: Bata, Congas, and Vocals
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street