Over the next month, several musicians are taking the stage all over NYC. From the Black Rock Coalition, who kicks off their 30th anniversary 30-events-in-30-days celebration on September 6 at the Bell House in Brooklyn, to September 7 when Terakaft plays at Joe's Pub, to September 11: Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa also at Joe's Pub, to October 1 when Zedashe takes the stage at DROM.
Black Rock Coalition - Thirty (Year) Rock: How the Black Rock Coalition Keeps Process Alive, Nurtures a Vivid Scene
09/06/2015 - The Bell House , Brooklyn, NY at 7:00 PM
For 30 years, the Black Rock Coalition has proved that Black musicians have a central, vital role to play in shaping edgy, righteous, driving rock. Remembering the untold numbers of Black musicians who made rock what it is, while nurturing a scene, the volunteer-powered organization insists on the slow build of process.
Aziz Sahmaoui and University of Gnawa - The Jam that Endures: Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa Knot Rock, Jazz, North and West African Sounds into Lasting Grooves on Mazal and on Tour in the US
09/11/2015 - Joe's Pub, New York, NY at 9:30 PM
Four very separate strands of music, but all braided together by Aziz Sahmaoui & University of Gnawa, to make music for the head, the heart, and the feet. The proof bursts out of the speakers on their new album, Mazal (World Village), and the joy and adventure they bring to the sound will be evident on their 14-day US tour.
Zedashe - The Same Root and Harmony: Zedashe Finds New Wine to Fill Georgia's Age-Old Vessel of Song
10/01/2015 - DROM , New York, NY
Zedashe is the perfect name for the ensemble that brings Georgia's hidden music into the light. Their latest album, Our Earth and Water, distills sonic history to its resonant, soaring essence. They'll be presenting the music and movement that inspires them live on a four-week American tour in September and October.
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