Noura Mint Seymali, Wake Up Madagascar, Karsh Kale, Acardenchados and More to Play Joe's Pub, July-Aug 2014
A "world" of music is set for Joe's Pub at the Public, July and August 2014. Check out the line-up below!
Sunday, July 20 at 7:00 PM
Sioux and Gypsy blood runs through Clara Sanabras's veins. Born in France, raised in Barcelona, now a Londoner, her enigmatic voice and multi-instrumentalism can be heard in Hollywood soundtracks for films like The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, and Snow White and The Huntsman. With her new album "El Vol Dispers", she returns to her roots with an elegy to exile - a visionary, musically expansive voyage. Produced by Harvey Brough and recorded by Peter Schwier, the album is in Spanish, Catalan, French and English, and features stellar guests including Eliseo Parra, Cobla Sant Jordi, The Elysian Quartet.
Sanabras has appeared internationally at Glastonbury to Sydney Opera House and collaborated with artists including Jarvis Cocker, James Horner (Titanic), Nigel Kennedy, The Count & Sinden, Natacha Atlas, Nizlopi, The Ukelele Orchestra of Great Britain, 21st century orchestra, Cobla Sant Jordi. She is also the featured vocalist in Simon Schama's recent BBC2 documentary "The Story of the Jews" and her song "Nada Igual", as heard in "La Reina del Sur" was no. 1 in the iTunes charts of Mexico.
Tuesday, July 22 at 9:30 PM
Singer, songwriter and environmental activist Razia Said spent her childhood in the vanilla-growing region of Madagascar's northeast coast. After years of living abroad, she returned to discover her country's landscape ravaged by illegal logging, slash and burn agriculture and the impact of climate change. ??In an effort to raise awareness at the local and international level, Razia organized the Mifohaza Masoala (Wake Up Masoala) music/environmental festival, which took place at the edge of the Masoala Rainforest in October 2011. Before the concert local inhabitants planted a total of 20,000 trees.?The concert featured some of Madagascar's most exciting performers, and the festival was a huge success. The participants agreed that the next step was to take the music and the message to the world to create an uplifting celebration of Malagasy music that makes Madagascar dance with its heart pounding rhythms, rippling guitars, lush vocal harmonies, bouncy accordion and hip-shaking dance moves. This music represents the soul and spirit of the island.
Friday, July 25 at 9:30 PM
Classically trained on flute, Monday Michiru is credited as one of the forefront pioneers of the early '90s acid jazz movement in Japan and known for "crafting danceable but artistically significant Brazilian flavored acid-jazz and soul with an underground flair." Monday's significant solo discography is only surpassed by her many featured collaborations with prestigious international DJs, bands and artists, including Louie Vega (Elements of Life and Masters at Work), Kyoto Jazz Massive, Mondo Grosso, Lisa Ono, Da Lata, Jazztronik, Blaze, and many others, making her a favored artist on the dance floors worldwide. While she is known internationally for her "unique talent" and "genre-blurring musical skills," her most recent releases, Soulception (Adventure Music, 2012) and Brasilified (Billboard Japan, 2013) focuses more on her enamour of Brazilian music. Monday has appeared in numerous music festivals and clubs worldwide as a solo artist, but this is her first time performing in NYC since 2008. She will be largely performing repertoire from her "Brasilified" release, which was voted best new jazz release of 2013 by Echoes Magazine UK and Soul Brother Records.
Saturday, July 26 at 9:30 PM
BaianaSystem explores new sound possibilities for the "guitara baiana." The sound of this unique instrument- a mini electric guitar popularized in Salvador's Carnival -- is reinvented with influences of Brazilian, African and Jamaican musical styles. In the hands of the creator of the project, Robertinho Barreto, the little guitar harmoniously dialogues with the syncopations of Afro beat and percussive rhythms of Bahia together with the psychedelica of dub and electronica. The band's distinctive voice, with the words and vocals of Russo Passapusso, explores new pitch possibilities and interactions with the bass culture of the sound systems. Combining influences of dance-hall, rap and dub-step with Brazilian samba and "repentista", the resulting language grooves within the "collage" philosophy of the sound systems, rebuilding and renovating what already exists, creating something completely new and different.
Sunday, July 27 at 9:30 PM
Dahka Band's music can be described as world music sound with a modern approach. We infuse traditional music from Algeria, Nigeria, and Turkey and make it into something new by mixing rock, funk, etc. Our lyrics are in Arabic, Berber, West African Yoruba, and English. We sing to rock instrumentation, like electric and bass guitars, tenor saxophone, drums, African and Latin percussion. The result is truly unique and borderless. Coming together in New York City, our music is in essence "melting pot" music, where you bring what you are and make something special and newly American. Dahka Band's founding members include Eli Fola and Fathi Tabouche.
Tuesday, July 29 at 9:30 PM
Noura Mint Seymali is a nationally beloved star and one of Mauritania's foremost musical emissaries. Having begun her career at age 13 as a supporting vocalist with her legendary step-mother Dimi Mint Abba, Noura was reared in a transitive culture where sounds from across the Sahara, the Magreb, and West Africa coalesce in the dynamic language of the Moorish griot. Fueled by the exploratory sound of her husband Jeiche Ould Chighaly's distortion-tinged psych guitar lines and backed by a declarative, funk-driven rhythm section - Ousmane Touré (Bass) & Matthew Tinari (drums), the band has made a formidable debut on the international stage. Performing at events like globalFEST (USA), Festival-au-Desert (Mali), Hayy Festival (Egypt), and Festival Timitar (Morocco) and collaborating with artists like Tinariwen, Bassekou Kouyaté, and Baaba Maal, Noura is actively exposing Mauritanian roots music to the world. In a rare merger of cultural authority and experimental prowess, Noura applies the ancient musical traditions of the griot with a savvy aesthetic engagement in our contemporary moment, emerging as a powerful voice at nexus of a changing Africa. This tour is supported in part by the globalFEST Touring Fund.