Mundial Montreal Storms NYC with Canadian Musical Showcases, Now thru 1/13
This weekend, January 10-13 Mundial Montreal will present 3 showcases during APAP, featuring artists delivering incredible performances from Inuit throat singing to virtuosic gypsy brass, a cappella harmonies to electronically modified tablas, furious fiddles and soulful, heartbreaking melodies.
Mundial's APAP 2014 showcases will feature 7 powerful world music artists from across Canada: celebrated Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq; Chadian a capella phenoms H'Sao; passionate, intimate and multilingual singer-songwriter Alejandra Ribera; world-renowned fusion artist Gurpreet Chanaaka "The Tabla Guy"; innovative violinist Jaron Freeman-Fox; soulful Dene (First Nations) singer-songwriter Leela Gilday; playful and cinematic gypsy group Sagapool.
In three years of presenting at APAP, Mundial has found a home-away-from-home at East Village's Drom (85 Ave A b/w 5th & 6th Sts), where conference attendees and the public have the opportunity to experience a full night of free music on Friday, January 10. Mundial artists then take to the stage at two special APAP showcases on Sunday, January 12 at the Midtown Hilton (1335 6th Ave), and on Monday, January 13 at Le Poisson Rouge(158 Bleecker St).
Mundial will kick off its presence at APAP with a cocktail reception on Friday, January 10 presented in collaboration with Native America North at Drom, at 6:30 PM just before the showcases. A free shuttle service will be offered to ferry guests from the Midtown Hilton (1335 6th Ave) at 7:10pm, the Faces & Names Bar (159 W. 54th St.) at 7:15pm, and Rockefeller Plaza (1 Rockefeller Plaza) at 7:25pm to the event.
Mundial Montreal is North America's premier world music showcase event. Taking place annually (November 18-21, 2014), Mundial operates as a springboard for some of the most exciting world music talent emerging from Canada and beyond, and is cultivating a rapidly developing network of presenters. With a highly curated program of artists, unique networking events, and inspiring conversation, Mundial has quickly established itself as the go-to event in North America for world music discovery and professional opportunities. Put together in Montreal some of the best artists, industry professionals and audiences for four days and the celebration goes global!
MUNDIAL MONTREAL SHOWCASES DURING APAP:
DATE: Friday January 10
6:30 pm - reception with Mundial Montreal + Native America North
7:20 pm - Gurpreet Chana
8:00 pm - Sagapool
8:40 pm - Leela Gilday
9:20 pm - H'Sao
10:00 pm - Tanya Tagaq
VENUE: Regent Parlor, New York Hilton Midtown
ENTRY: APAP badges
5:20 pm - H'Sao
5:40 pm -Alejandra RiberaDATE: Monday January 13
VENUE: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St)
ENTRY: APAP badges or ticketed $15/$20
6:55 pm -Alejandra Ribera
11:20 pm -Jaron Freeman-Fox