Bale Folclorico da Bahia, The Hollands! and More Set for AMP Concerts, Nov-Dec 2013
AMP Concerts has announced its November/December lineup. Details below!
Nov 10: Brazilian Dinner - Pasión Latin Fusion
Nov 12: Portland Cello Project - Main Library
Nov 14: Balé Folclórico da Bahia - National Hispanic Cultural Center
Nov 19: Gaelic Storm - KiMo Theatre
Nov 21: Moria Ensemble - N4th Theatre
Nov 21: Soriba Fofana - Tony Hillerman Library
Nov 23: Peter Case - Outpost Performance Space
Dec 12: The Hollands! - Erna Fergusson Library
Dec 13: Vienna Teng - Outpost Performance Space
Dec 14: The Hollands! - Main Library
Dec 15: "Holidaze in Hicksville" - Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks - South Broadway Cultural Center
Balé Folclórico da Bahia
Thursday, November 14
National Hispanic Cultural Center - Journal Theatre
1701 4th St SW
Tickets: $22, $30 and $37 (including NHCC facility fee, not including on-line service charges).
Tickets are available from ampconcerts.org and the NHCC Box Office (in person and by phone at (505) 724-4771).
Balé Folclórico da Bahia, the only professional folk Dance Company in Brazil, has earned acclaim for its high-energy, spectacularly-produced live performances and a repertory based on Bahian folkloric dances of African origin, including samba and capoeira. "When the Balé Folclórico da Bahia comes to town, it's time to party... [they offer] an experience that is pure theater, intoxicating in its sensuality, vibrant energy, and commitment." (New Jersey Star-Ledger) This magnificent 30+ ensemble of musicians and dancers is a colorful and dynamic show that will blow the roof off the NHCC.
Tuesday, November 19
423 Central Ave, NW
Tickets: $15, $20 and $25 (plus applicable service charges).
Gaelic Storm has earned a reputation as one of the world-music scene's preeminent Celtic bands. With catalog sales of more than 1 million, the group has now had three albums debut at #1 on the Billboard World Albums Chart, and the group's ability to deftly incorporate a rock sensibility into their sound affords them rare crossover appeal. But while many of their songs fit comfortably on contemporary radio, the band also has a knack for writing songs that sound as if they've been sung in Irish pubs for generations.
Thursday, November 21
4904 4th St. NW
Thursday, November 12
Tony Hillerman Library
8205 Apache Dr NE
Moria was founded in 2010 by master artists Ibrahimasory "Soriba" Fofana and Alhassane Camara from Guinea, West Africa. Moria is the name of Camara's home village, and the ensemble was born out of both artists' life work as dancer and musician in the city of Conakry, Guinea. New Mexico drummers and dancers create a full ensemble which portrays the essence and spirit of West Africa. Moria's vision is to bring people together and share happiness through music, dance, song, and theater.
The N4th show will have the full drum and dance ensemble, while the library show will be a smaller group focusing on the music and songs of Guinea.
Saturday, November 23rd
Outpost Performance Space
210 Yale SE
Tickets: $17 in advance, $22 day of show (including a $2 service charge)
Peter Case is a Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and producer, a mighty fine guitarist and a well-reviewed published author, and yet he's most at home on the stage. For 25 years, Peter, his guitar and his songs have mesmerized audiences from coast to coast. Playing a blend of vintage rock 'n' roll, blues, traditional and contemporary folk and soul, he remains an original modern troubadour. He's passionate about writing songs and connecting to real audiences, no matter the size; his hardcore fans everywhere bring a deep connection to the songs and to the artist.