FREE CONCERTS JUNE 16
@ ATRIUM AT LINCOLN CENTER – 7.30PM
STEPHANE SAN JUAN & ALEXIA BOMTEMPO & LAURA ELKESLASSY
“Brazilian-American singer and songwriter Alexia Bomtempo has been heralded by The Washington Post as a “top-shelf Brazilian jazz musician”. She has released five critically acclaimed albums and was recently featured on NPR Music’s All Songs Considered.
Stéphane San Juan is an internationally recognized French drummer-percussionist and singer-songwriter. He studied music in Africa, Asia, Europe and in the Americas, having worked with artists such as Amadou & Mariam, Caetano Veloso, Jane Birkin, Manu Dibango, Marcos Valle, Seu Jorge, and many others. With two solo albums to his credit, he is also an original cast member of David Byrne’s American Utopia.
Featuring a cast of all-stars musicians this show is not to be missed!
Alexia Bomtempo- vocals, Stephane San Juan- drums and vocals.
Jake Owen- acoustic and electric guitars, Eduardo Belo- acoustic bass.
Mauro Refosco- percussions.
Brooklyn-based singer Laura Elkeslassy creates music that reclaims the Judeo-Arabic cultural heritage of North Africa, infusing ancient tradition from a modern woman perspective.
In Ya Ghorbati: Divas in Exile singer Laura Elkeslassy musically excavates her family’s history in Morocco, France, and Israel, coming face-to-face with forgotten ancestors and reclaiming a lost family name. Developed in collaboration with music director Ira Khonen Temple,this project weaves together the stories of Judeo-Arab divas from the last century with new performances of folk and sacred music. Ya Ghorbati looks across time and space to tell a tale of political upheaval, exile, and displacement—ultimately questioning the supposed binary of Arab and Jew.
Featuring Mehrnam Rastegari, Eleonore Weill, Rachid Halilhal, Ran Livneh and Nizar Dahmani.
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