Orquesta Sarabia live-stream from LCAtrium / Midsummer Night Swing / globalFEST at Bonnaroo / GlobeSonic Sound System
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TOMORROW NIGHT ! DEBUT OF FREE ROBERTO RODRIGUEZ’ ORQUESTA SARABIA SHOW
TO BE LIVE STREAMED FROM THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN ATRIUM AT LINCOLN CENTER
The debut of percussionist/composer Roberto Rodriguez’ new band Orquesta Sarabia will be live-streamed on www.aboutLIncolnCenter.org on Thursday, May 17, 2012 from the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center. The concert is a Target® Free Thursday performance, free concerts presented in the Atrium every Thursday sponsored by Target.
In addition, the Atrium’s Twitter account, @LCAtrium, will be engaging with live-stream viewers and Tweeting updates from the Atrium event. Online viewers are encouraged to join the conversation with #LCAtrium.
Just think of cooking up a spicy gumbo of Buena Vista Social Club doing the music of Nino Rota, Farid al-Atrash adding beautiful Cuban, Andalusian and Arabic melodies for that confused romantic who lives inside of us all. It’s what percussionist/composer Roberto Rodriguez calls "All World Music". “And that's me!” says Rodriguez. That's “Orquesta Sarabia”.
Known for his mashup of Cuban-Jewish music, Rodriguez continues to evolve as bandleader composer with the debut of “Orquesta Sarabia.” Longing for the arrival of this dream project, Rodriguez pushes his prolific and cultural reality for a fresh dynamic sound with new arrangements from Baila! Gitano Baila! (his 2004 CD on the downtown Tzadik label) as well as new compositions. With a cosmopolitan cast of talented New York musicians, they'll do a tribute ala Rodriguez, to the music of Maurice El Medioni, John Zorn as well as a tribute piece for two of the musical giants of Algeria, El Medioni and Dahmane El Harrachi, the composer of “Ya Rayah”, (The Passenger-Oh Emigrant). Medioni and Rodriguez won Best CD Of The Year for "Crossing Cultures" category for the cd “Descarga Oriental” BBC Radio 3 2007
Learn more about the inspiration behind this newly formed ensemble and the origins of Orquesta Sarabia’s music. Join us at 7:30pm in the Atrium for a free Casual Conversation hosted by one of Lincoln Center’s Performing Arts Docents.
Orquesta Sarabia features
Zafer Taweel- Oud, Canun, Darbuka, Voice
Igor Arias- Congas, Bongos, Voice
Amir ElSaffar- Santoor, Trumpet, Voice
Lefteris Bournias- Clarinet
Megan Weeder Gould- Violin
Hadar Noiberg- Ney, Flute
Jennifer Vincent- Bass
Tareq Abboushi- Bouzuk, Percussion, Voice
Uri Sharlin- Accordion, Piano
Roberto Rodriguez- Percussion, Composer
Admission is free. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway between 62nd and 63rd
A few other LCAtrium things you should know about. As we gear up for Midsummer Night Swing’s kick-off, we’ll be offering 3 FREE Dancing 101 events on Wednesdays in June (6, 13 & 20) to help get the rust out of your dance shoes (or start you on your journey, if you are new to social dancing.) There will be two nights of Lindy Hop and one salsa night.
DJ’s begin spinning 7:00 pm with a dance lesson runs from 7:30 to 8:30 pm followed by more dj & dancing until 10 pm. Cocktail specials will be offered, and refreshments will be for sale.
Wednesday, June 6 DJ: Dawn Hampton
Instructors: Evita Arce and Michael Jagger teach Lindy Hop
Wednesday, June 13 DJ: Ron McGugins
Instructor: Jimmy Anton teaches Salsa
Wednesday, June 20 DJ: George Gee
Instructor: Spencer Weisbond teaches Lindy Hop
Also coming up in the Atrium are a few free dance concerts on Thursdays that will also get you ready for our zydeco and swing events this summer.
June 7 Feufollet
Deathbed ballads meet glockenspiels and omnichords. Cajun French choruses are written on iPhones. Indie-rock vibes invade Acadian archives. Louisiana’s Feufollet draws on deep Cajun roots tempered by a cutting-edge of contemporary life.
June 21 Boilermakers Jazz Band
Led by Paul Cosentino, this acclaimed ensemble dishes out authentic swing and hot jazz tunes with masterful instrumentals, soulful singing, and infectious enthusiasm.
And you can see the complete Midsummer Night Swing line-up at www.MidsummerNightSwing.org – and save money by buying season passes (good for 15 dances), 6—night passes, or new Swing or Latin passes, good for 4 admissions.
As you may know by now – globalFEST is heading to Bonnaroo!!! They just announced the complete line-up yesterday at www.Bonnaroo.com, but all you need to know is below. We’re also happy to announce that we’re curating a New York Day at Paris’ Festival Ile d’ France. Info on that below too.
Finally, after a long hiatus, DJ Acidophilus is returning. I’ll be djing a solo mostly Brazilian set at nublu on Wed, June 13 at about 10:30 as part of their anniversary celebration. (Come down with me after the Salsa class at the Atrium.) And then Fabian Alsultany and Derek Beres return from Santa Monica for two gigs that weekend. On Friday, June 15, we’ll be in Long Island City as part of a new event, Queens Arts Exchange (QAX) featuring visual arts installations, one of my favorite live music artists, and more. Details on that soon.
Then get ready for the return of GlobeSonic’s 8th annual Pier Party at Pier 1 at Riverside Drive South. In honor of our 8th edition, we’ll have an 8 hour dj set with the three of us and percussionist Duke Mushroom from 2:30 – 10::30pm. It’s free, it’s super fun. And Fabian and Derek live in California now. This is our only pier party of the summer. RSVP on Facebook and spread the word. https://www.facebook.com/events/292483424172552/permalink/292483430839218/
Saturday June 9
The Other Tent
KHAIRA ARBY & HER BAND
GF TOURING FUND ROUND 2 ARTISTS CHOSEN
We are pleased to announce that the globalFEST Touring Fund panel has chosen 5 extraordinary groups to receive funding:
M.A.K.U Sound System
The gFTF was created in September 2011 with the generous support of The Ford Foundation. It is designed to provide continued support to gF alumni artists by offering grants to perform in new markets and to develop new audiences in the United States, without regard to the region or size of market. In keeping with gF's mission, this fund awards grants to help support the presence of international music in diverse communities in the United States.
Details on how to apply here
gF hits the road!
First stop - Bonnaroo Festival
on June 9 in Manchester TN
globalFEST is curating a world music tent at America's biggest, best-Loved summer music festival Bonnaroo
Join gF alongside Radiohead, Bon Iver, Sharon Jones
and the Dap-Kings, Santigold, The Beach Boys, Tune Yards, Phish, and so much more.
Tent schedule to the left
Next stop - Festival d'ile de France on Sept 9 in France
globalFEST has curated "New York Day" at Festival d'ile de France on Sunday September 9, a spectacular annual festival that produces 29 concerts over several weeks throughout the Ile de France region and welcomes 20,000+ festival goers. "NY Day" day will take place 65 kilometers northwest of Paris in six outdoor locations throughout the magnificent grounds of Villarceaux, a French château, water garden and park.
Join us, book your flights now!
Artists announced June 4!
10th anniversary! Sunday January 13, 2013
Founded in 2003, globalFEST is a groundbreaking 1-night, 3-stage, 12-band world music festival, which concert goers pay one price to see. The showcase/ festival seeks to move international music to the center of the performing arts field by coinciding with the Association of Performing Arts Presenters conference.
In 2010, globalFEST incorporated into its own non-profit organization and is presented in association with Live Sounds, Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Acidophilus: Live & Active Cultures and The Bowery Presents. Support provided by The Ford Foundation and The Cultural Services of the French Embassy with additional support from the French Music Export Office.
For more info visit globalFEST
globalFEST, Inc NYC