Africa to New York
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Presented in partnership with Original Music Workshop, this evening bridges bold new vocal styles from New York and Africa through two special acts. Vocalist and improviser Helga Davis joins esteemed Kronos Quartet cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, clarinetist David Krakauer and other special guests in an evening of newly written and improvised works that range from Mexican electronica to their own musings.
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The Zimbabwean vocalist Netsayi also joins the evening with Black Pressure -- a band that features Zimbabwe's most gifted musicians. Netsayi's style embraces the traditional and modern, Africa and the West. She puts her unique stamp on lyrical, beautiful songs of love and loss, which are as likely to be about values, innocence and culture as about romance. Each artist guests on each other’s half. Hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight.