Date: Monday, April 11, 2011 Time: 8pm Venue:The Shrine (2271 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, NY) Ticket: donation 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
Come down to Nublu for a magical evening featuring the legendary Butch Morris conducting a spontaneous musical creation into being with some of New York City’s most talented musicians. Either this week or next week will be the end of the current run, so don’t miss this rare musical treat.
Text and interview by Jim Hoey
Video camera: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi
The New York Arabic Orchestra has quietly been honing their craft for the past three years, after forming out of a series of workshops started by founders Bassam Saba (oud, nay, flute, violin) and April Centrone (lead percussion). What they accomplished on February 12th at the Symphony Space was unique: the only Arabic orchestra in NYC comprised of musicians from the Middle East, the United States, Latin America, and Asia to be joined here by star vocalists Salma Habib (of Palestine) and Naji Youssef (of Lebanon) for a presentation of authentic Arabic songs.