This full-day colloquium will capture many oral histories concerning the Creative Music Studio years and the variegated impact of those experiences on the musical outlook of its participants and the larger world of music and culture.
1. Mademoiselle Fleur
Date: Monday, April 11, 2011
Venue: The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, NY)
Genre: French Jazz
Mademoiselle Fleur is with an interesting life story involving a journey from her native Morrocco to France and now USA… Mademoiselle Fleur performs some of the most beautiful pieces of French music (with personal arrangements) and enjoys to do this in New York, this jazzy city that is now her home.
2. Neighborhood Concert: New York Arabic Orchestra, featuring Bassam Saba
1. Itutu: Armitage Gone! Dance featuring BURKINA ELECTRIC at Prospect Park.
Date: Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Venue: The Prospect Park Bandshell , Brooklyn
Ticket: free, but $3 donation
Genre: Dance and Burkina Faso Pops
Former “punk ballerina” Karole Armitage, who has choreographed for everyone from Baryshnikov to Michael Jackson, “is always pushing the limits of possibility, spectacularly deconstructing the body with a diabolic flair” (Le Nouvel Observateur, France). In ITUTU, her company shares the stage with the West African band Burkina Electric to create a haunting amalgam of dance and live music that combines ballet and African dance, electronica and ancient rhythms—a uniquely modern synthesis of new and old, pop and tradition.
More about Karole Armitage and Electric Burkina in DBDBD.