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Asheba to Bring Reggae and Calypso Concert to Symphony Space, 11/23

Asheba to Bring Reggae and Calypso Concert to Symphony Space, 11/23

Asheba Brings Rare Reggae and Calypso Concert to Symphony Space on Saturday, November 23rd at 11 a.m. Tickets are available now ($13 to $20).

In his first NYC concert in six years, musical storyteller Asheba will bring his interactive calypso and reggae music-making to the Upper West Side on November 23rd.

The Trinidad-born artist has been featured on six Putumayo Kids albums, and tours nationally. This Parents' Choice and NAPPA award winner will perform his hits and debut a couple of bouncy new songs from a forthcoming 2014 release, Asheba: Island Party.

Stories of hope and happiness are the focus of Asheba's songs, which range from original lullabies, to fast tempo tunes, to remakes of classics like "Itsy Bitsy Spider," "No More Monkeys," "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," and "You Are My Sunshine." One well-requested tune, "Little Anancy," is a dancehall arrangement of an African folktale about a trickster spider.

Now based in Oakland, California, Asheba has been performing at festivals, theaters and many other venues internationally for the past 12 years. Because his music is for all ages, abilities and backgrounds, you'll find children and parents alike joyfully singing, clapping and dancing along at his performances.In addition to his contributions on Putumayo Kids recordings, Asheba has released several albums on his own: Go Itsy, No More Monkeys, Children Are the Sunshine, and "In The Kid Zone.

For more information, visit www.asheba.net. Check out the Ashebavibe on his YouTube channel.

Symphony Space is located at 2537 Broadway (at 95th), New York, NY 10025. Box office: (212) 864-5400 or boxoffice@symphonyspace.org. Visit www.symphonyspace.org for more information.

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