Is America Part of the World? III
Nation Beat, Brooklyn Qawwali Party, Tall Tall Trees, DJ Turmix
Fri, December 10, 2010
This event is 21 and over
$10 in advance, $13 at the doorhttp://www.littlefieldnyc.com/event/20767/
Is America Part of the World? III
"Brooklyn's new Global Music series" (National Geographic) continues with its third installment on Friday, December 10. After two successful concerts at the Bell House and the BKLYN Yard we move to another Brooklyn hotspot, Littefield for Is America part of the World? Part III. In the past year, the series hosted such venerable artists as Forró in the Dark, Rupa & The April Fishes, Red Baraat and DJ Nickodemus. This time on we have Nation Beat, Brooklyn Qawwali Party, Tall Tall Trees and NY mixocologist DJ Turmix on the bill for another eclectic night of dance, beats and sounds of the East, West, North & South.
Inspired by the Afro-Brazilian rhythms of maracatu, the foremost diasporic band of the Mangue Bit movement of Northeast Brazil, NATION BEAT has created an incredible, fresh new sound. Which nation, and which beat? What makes this group special is that it offers no simple answers. They are rhythm gatherers, harvesting the fruit of 500 years of cultural cross-breeding, which is why the sounds of the northeast of Brazil and the southern United States blend together so seamlessly; NPR music writer Banning Eyre calls them "the most original and alluring fusion group I have heard in years." In 2005, Nation Beat became the first North American group to collaborate and record with an authentic maracatu "nation," the legendary Estrela Brilhante of Recife led by Mestre Walter and rhythm master Jorge Martins. At their high-energy live shows, musical director/drummer and US Latin Jazz Ambassador Scott Kettner keeps the rhythms sizzling. Meanwhile, lead singer Liliana Araújo of Fortaleza, Brazil's soaring, enchanting vocals have been stunning audiences since her starring role on "Fama," Brazil's "American Idol." Nation Beat recently stole the show at GlobalFEST, 2008 in New York City winning them the praise of concert presenters around the world.
Brooklyn Qawwali Party
Paying tribute to one of the world's great vocalists, Brooklyn Qawwali Party formed to honor the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, reworking his thunderous songs for an eclectic, eleven-piece orchestra comprised of groundbreaking jazz musicians. Funky, smart, and loving, BQP captures the joyful spirit of this Pakistani folk music in a unique instrumental blend of jazz and Qawwali. With five horns, guitar, bass, harmonium, and three percussionists, this band's buoyant rhythm will be sure to get you on your feet and clapping.
Tall Tall Trees
In a span of three short years, Tall Tall Trees has gone from bedroom recording side project to one of New York City’s most unique live bands. Bluegrass purists might shake a finger when lead singer and principal songwriter Mike Savino plugs his 5-string banjo into a series of stomp boxes and cranks up his amplifier but for fans, the results are strinkingly fresh and original. The band, which also features guitarist Kyle Sanna, bassist Benjamin Campbell, and eccentric percussionist Mathias Kunzli, has been honing it’s live chops performing at NYC’s Highline Ballroom, The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., and most recently opening for jam band Donna the Buffalo.
Soul, Brazilian, Nu-jazz, Breaks & Boogaloo...