Posts Tagged ‘Dee Dee Bridgewater’

tonight and thinking ahead

October 20, 2009

TheEssentialRaviShankarTonight at Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center: sitar legend Ravi Shankar and his daughter, Anoushka Shankar – a righteous sitar player on her own merits.

I’m going, but I just noticed today that the show has sold out. While I can’t do much about that for you I CAN let you know right now there are a couple of other hot shows coming along soon that will also likely sell out, and you’ll miss out if you don’t plan ahead to be there:

Sunday, Nov. 1st @ the Flynn –Dee Dee Bridgewater and her “Lady Day” tribute to Billie Holiday

Sunday, Nov. 9th @ Parima Thai Restaurant – Rupa & the April Fishes: With a signature blend of gypsy/Indian/Spanish/French influences, their energetic second release “Este Mundo” is due out later this month on Vermont’s own Cumbancha label.

Sunday, April 18 – Mali’s Rokia Traoré: The new recording (Tchmantché) fuses traditional instruments with blues guitar and Rokia’s powerful voice, furthering her reputation as one of Africa’s most eclectic and vibrant musicians.

There will be others, I know. Keep an eye out here. And if you hear of them before I do – let me know!

playlist #85 (10/19/2009)-a jolly good mix of tunes

October 19, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #85 – New releases, international adventures, and discovering the world right here at home
Listen Mondays 3-5pm EDT  – at 105.9FM in Burlington, VT or online at The Radiator
Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / (download) – (USA / SENEGAL)
Michael Rose: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? / The Mighty Quinn (film soundtrack) / MGM Pictures 3341 – (JAMAICA)
Fatima Spar and the Freedom Fries: Andrejs Nächt / Zirzop / Geco-Tonwaren 293 – (BALKAN / AUSTRIA)
Bonerama: Cabbage Alley / Bringing It Home / MTP 1101 – (N’AWLINS)  * At FlynnSpace this Thursday, 10pm: *
Youssou N’Dour: 4-4-4-4 / Rokku Mi Rokka (Give and Take) / Nonesuch 266044 – (SENEGAL)
Les Orientales: Stenitek – Besame Mucho (Kiss Me A Lot) / Music-Hall d’Algérie / mk2 Music 8345106342 – (ALGERIA)
Kadda Cherif Hadria: Djezaïr / Djezaïr / Naïve 36911 – (ALGERIA)
Soha: C’est Bien Comme Ça / D’Ici et D’Ailleurs / Opendisc 5099950318100 – (ALGERIA)
Le Vent du Nord: Au Bord de la Fontaine / Maudite Moisson! / Borealis 151 – (QUÉBEC)
Rupa & The April Fishes: Culpa de la Luna (It’s the Moon’s Fault) / Este Mundo / Cumbancha 15 – (SAN FRANCISCO) *NEW – Coming to Parima on 11/9/09 – *
Easy Star All-Stars: Like the Stars / Until That Day / Easy Star Records 1016 – (JAMAICA)
Dee Dee Bridgewater: Afro Blue / Red Earth / DDB Records 9091 – (USA / MALI) * Coming to the Flynn on 11/1/09 –
Novalima: Libertá / Coba Coba / Cumbancha 9 – (PERU)
Mamane Barka: Wo Kuru /Introducing Mamane Barka / World Music Network 114 – (NIGER REPUBLIC) *NEW*
Mariza: Vozes do Mar (Voices of the Sea) / Terra 4Q 1814 – (PORTUGAL) *NEW*
Andy Palacio & The Garifuna Collective: Baba (Father) / Wátina / Cumbancha 3 – (BELIZE)
Tony Whedon & friends: Things to Pray to in Vermont (to the tune of “If I Had You”) / Last Days: Live at the Black Door / PoJAZZ 1 – (MADE IN VERMONT) *NEW – CDs can be purchased online for $10 at: *
Pitz Quattrone & The Earthman Band: Locomotor / The EP /    802-229-4952 – (MADE IN VERMONT) *NEW*
Twist of the Wrist: Donna Lombarda / Twist of the Wrist / self-produced N/A – (MADE IN VERMONT)
Guagua: Charanga / Pan Frito / 1128 – (MADE IN VERMONT)
Les Loups Noirs d’Haïti: Jet Biguine / Tumbélé! / Soundway 17 – (MARTINIQUE) *NEW*
Hal and the Big S: Zamiyego / Umoya / Halspirit Records 2 – (SOUTH AFRICA) *NEW*
Emily Loizeau: La Femme a Barbe (The Bearded Lady) / Pays Sauvage / Opendisc 531407 – (FRANCE) *NEW*
Kailash Kher & Kailasa: Guru Ghantal / Yatra (Nomadic Soul) / Cumbancha 14 – (INDIA) *NEW*
Mexican Institute of Sound (remix): Cha Cha Cha / Lotería Beats Mixtape vol. 1 – Raul Campos / Nacional Records 68499 – (MEXICO)
Félix Baloy: Mami Te Gustó / Baila Mi Son / Tumi 100 – (CUBA)

throw a stone, you can’t miss

October 12, 2009
On Church Street

Last week on Burlington's Church Street

The thing about music in Vermont is that it’s everywhere.

Same with poetry, visual and performance art, and literary and learning events of one kind or another.

On a recent September Monday I reviewed the evening’s options and realized within an hour’s drive I could participate in an equinox stargazing party at a local library, see an internationally-recorgnized author speaking on worldwide food production, hear a piano trio performing Beethoven, or attend a reading of Robert Frost’s autumnal poetry.

Many days are like that.

Autumn’s already shaping up to be rich with offerings,  a few upcoming suggestions are below. You’ll notice most of these take place in Central/Northern Vermont. It’s because that’s where I live, and these are the ones I have the best chance of actually experiencing.

There are an equal number of  events and performances taking place in other areas of the state, so by all means look to your local arts/cultural scene and don’t just stop here!

Oct. 13, 8-10pm @ the Bluebird Tavern, Burlington: guitarist Jim Stout  and the Queen City Hot Club in an evening of gypsy jazz and gourmet cuisine. A fabulous combination.

Oct. 20 @ the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College: Indian classical musicians, Ravi and Anoushka Shankar

Oct. 23 @ the UVM recital hall (part of the Lane Series): German keyboardist Andraes Staier, whose Bach will make you wonder how you ever listened to that music before Staier came along.

Oct. 23-Nov. 1 @ Palace Nine Theatre, South Burlington: the Vermont International Film Festival

through Oct. 25 @ the Shelburne Museum: Nature by Design, an exhibit highlighting Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Art Nouveau creations

through Oct. 25 @ the FlynnSpace in Burlington: Opus – a play about what happens as a string quartet prepares for their highest profile performance ever, as the group’s personal dynamics create as much tension as there is on any violin’s bridge.

Oct. 25 @ Langdon Street Cafe in Montpelier: local blues man Dave Keller hosts a tribute to blues legend Koko Taylor

through Oct. 29 @ Club Metronome, Burlington: New Orleans’ own trombone funk band, Bonerama as the artists-in residence Thursday evenings through October

Oct. 30 @ the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College: the Ying Quartet in the final concert of their weeklong residency

all month (October) long @ the Black Door, Montpelier: pick a night, any night

Nov. 1 on the Flynn Main Stage: the extraordinary jazz/blues singer Dee Dee Bridgewater in a tribute program to Billie Holiday

Oct. 13-Nov. 25 @ the Fleming Museum: (exhibit) Cuban Artists’ Books and Prints, 1985-2008

the whole season at Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph: especially noting pianist Simone Dinnerstein’s Vermont return with an all-Bach program on January 23

playlist: #63 (3/9/09)-Random Acts of Music

March 9, 2009
World of Music
Pgm #63 – 3/9/09 – practicing random acts of music
Listen online Mondays 3-5pm EDT at The Radiator
(Theme song) – Nas with Youssou N’Dour & Neneh Cherry: Wake Up (It’s Africa Calling) / Open Remix / / (download) – USA / SENEGAL
Jazzamor: Pouring Rain / Beautiful Day / Blue Flame 398 50952 – (GERMANY)
Earthsync 07 Collective: Rain / Earthsync 07 Collective / Earthsync 34 – (MYANMAR)
Dee Dee Bridgewater: Red Earth (Massane Cissè) / Red Earth / DDB 9091 – (USA / MALI)
Novalima: Coba Coba (unreleased remixes) / Cumbancha 9 – (PERU)
Los Guaracheros de Oriente: La Cumbancha / Vol. 3 / Ansonia Records 1417 – (CUBA)
Warsaw Village Band: The Owl / Upmixing / Jaro 4286 – (POLAND)
Ruia: Rere Reta Rere Reta / Aotearoa New Zealand / New Zealand Music Commission 1 – (NEW ZEALAND)
Seheno: Falifaly / Ka / Lokanga 2007 – (MADAGASCAR)
JP Nataf: Je mange mal (I eat badly) / Plus de sucre / Tot ou Tard 2004 – (FRANCE)
Mazoni: El riu / Best of Catalan Underground / Catalan!Music 2009 – (SPAIN)
Bolívar Peralta: Inmenso Amor / Republica Dominica / Putumayo 162 – (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Claudia Martinez : Sk’anel Jo’ (The Water Ceremony) / Tonana / Tonana 2000 – (MEXICO)
Taranta Nights: Pizzica dei Sospiri / Ritmi e Suoni dal Salento / Irma Records 889 – (ITALY)
Studio Pagol: Sparring Partner / Pagol / Maboul Productions 701 – (BELGIUM)
Viktor Mastoridis : Al Osa Li Tov / Aegean Rhapsody / Meditera 2007 – (GREECE)
Chi Chi Peralta + son familia: Me Enamore / Pa’ Otro La’o / Caïmán 13853 – (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC)
Maryem & Ernie Tollar: Il Matar (The Rain) / Cairo to Toronto / Rom 2009 – (EGYPT / CANADA) *NEW*
Manuel Iman: Awakened / Legacy / Collaboration Networks 1 – (SPAIN)
Rasha: Leali / Cairo to Casablanca / Putumayo 143 – (SUDAN)
Juana Molina: Un Dia (One Day) / Un Dia / – (SPAIN)
Jet Lag: Duniya / Dasaz / Phat Phish Records 80005 – (INDIA)
Ibimeni: Laguñeda (It’s Getting Dark) / Garifuna Traditional Music from Guatemala / Sub Rosa 273 – (GUATEMALA)
Dotschy Reinhardt: Love’s Shore / Sprinkled Eyes / Galileo 18 – (SPAIN)
Borda, Bunka & Hecker: For Luis-Fast / Orientación / Enja 9155 – (WORLD FUSION)
Emilie-Claire Barlow: O Pato (The Duck) / The Very Thought of You / EMG 443 – (CANADA)
Stan Getz & Astrud Gilberto: Corcovado (Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars) / Getz For Lovers / Verve 314589361 – (USA / BRAZIL)
Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina: Águas De Março (Waters of March) / Jazz Masters #13 / Verve 314516409 – (BRAZIL)

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