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Caramoor International Jazz Festival Hits Manhattan

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

7:00 PM

The Greene Space teams up with the Caramoor International Jazz Festival 2010 to turn up the heat in New York City, as we bring you a sneak-peek into the full three-day Caramoor International Jazz Festival with today’s jazz greats: Elio Villafranca, Clarice Assad, and Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra.

For 17 consecutive years, the Caramoor International Jazz Festival has hosted one of the most pristine environments in the world for playing and listening to jazz in the United States.  Now get a taste of the fuller musical menu up close and personal at New York Public Radio’s acoustically brilliant, multiplatform lab of experimentation and innovation—The Greene Space—with WQXR's Terrance McKnight.

Listen to the concert below.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra: A high-energy celebration of polyphonic rhythms, Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra unifies four percussion batteries into one distinct voice: North Indian tabla, Afro Cuban bata, Brazilian samba and West African djembe. They link the past and the present, the sacred and the secular with a symphonically textured fusion of traditional and contemporary drumming and choral compositions. Spoken Hand is a two-time winner of Philadelphia City Paper’s “Best World Music/Roots Performance” and is nationally recognized for its collaboration with tabla master Zakir Hussain and hip-hop dance guru Rennie Harris in the “Flammable Contents” project.

Includes complimentary drink on the house.


Clarice Assad and Elio Villafranca

Hosted by:

Terrance McKnight