Monthly Archives: July 2013

Big Island Hawai‘ian Music Festival – July 13, 2013

Big Island Hawai‘ian Music Festival  -  Afook-Chinen Auditorium, Hilo  -  July 13, 2013 One highlight of our month-long vacation on Big Island (Hawai‘i) was our good fortune to be there for this music festival.  And the timing was perfect for … Continue reading

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Suzanne Vega – June 19, 2013

Suzanne Vega  -  Madison Square Park  -  June 19, 2013 Vega continues to churn out stuff, and her set mixed old favorites and newies from her upcoming album.  The guitarist accompanist Gerry Leonard (he’s played with Bowie) had quite a … Continue reading

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Susana Baca/Calexico – June 16, 2013

Susana Baca/Calexico  -  New Haven Green  -  June 16, 2013 Although she was not the headliner, Baca (Peru’s Minister of Culture!) was the primary draw for me.  Her music is not of the Peruvian Andes; it is of the African … Continue reading

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Raul Midon – April 18, 2013

Raul Midon  -  Rubenstein Atrium  -  April 18, 2013 The opener was a musician associated with “Season of Cambodia” (see April 11, 2013), Master Kong Nay, playing the “chapei dang veng”, a long-necked guitar-like contraption.  This guy is old, blind, … Continue reading

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Busking New York – April 18, 2013

Busking New York  -  Herald Square Subway Station  -  April 18, 2013

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Arn Chorn-Pond – April 11, 2013

Arn Chorn-Pond   –   Rubenstein Atrium  -  April 11, 2013 This concert was part of “Season of Cambodia”, designed to showcase and call attention to the arts of Cambodia.  The country was severely ravaged in the 1970′s, lastly by the … Continue reading

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Paquito D’Rivera – April 2, 2013

Paquito D’Rivera               April 2, 2013       Paul Hall This concert ended Juilliard Jazz’s season of excellent artist-in-residence events (see Wycliffe Gordon February 4, 2013 and George Coleman October 16, 2012).  Like the other NEA Jazz Masters that I’ve seen, D’Rivera shows … Continue reading

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