As natural as breathing or walking. That’s the musical marriage between Iranian-born vocalistKatayoun Goudarziand Grammy-nominated sitar playerShujaat Husain Khan. And it’s also a perfect description of the affinity they both have for the work of the great Persian poet, Rumi. Just how natural is evident onRuby(released November 6, 2015), the pair’s fifth exploration of the deep beauty of Rumi’s words.
Date: Sunday, March 22, 2015 Time: 7:30pm Venue: Michael Schimmel Center at Pace University (3 Spruce Street, New York, NY 10038, 212-346-1715) Tickets: $39 Genre: Persian-Indian trad. music
The Grammy-nominated Ghazal Ensemble, the brainchild of Iranian kamanchehvirtuoso Kayhan Kalhor and Indian sitar master Shujaat Husain Khan, and featuring acclaimed Indian percussionist Sandeep Das, return to New York City for a special 20th anniversary concert on Sunday March 22nd at 7:30pm at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts.
Date: Monday, November 8, 2010 Time: 8pm Venue:Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012, ph: 212- 505-3474) Ticket: $30 Genre: Arabic pop
Musically and geographically, Natacha Atlas has always been an itinerant. The Anglo-Egyptian singer has spent more than a decade fusing electronic beats with North African and Arabic music, finding links between seemingly disparate musical genres, exploring new and different sonic settings and working with a wealth of like-minded collaborators from across the world along the way. The resulting body of work is both a triumph of true multiculturalism and a testament to the richness and accessibility of Arabic culture.
1. Roberto’s invited you to “the Patrizia Scascitelli Sextet & Virginia Mayhew Quartet”
Date: Monday, April 26, 2010 Time:8pmPatrizia Scascitelli Sextet (Patrizia Scascitelli on piano, Jamie Baum on flute, Dave Smith on trumpet, Andy Hunter on trombone, Marcos Varela on bass and Sylvia Cuenca on drums) – 10pm Virginia Mayhew Quartet (Virginia Mayhew on tenor saxophone, Kenny Wessel on guitar, Harvie S on bass and Victor Jones on drums) Venue: Rosie O’Grady’s (149 West 46 Street, New York, NY 10036) Ticket: $10 Genre: Jazz