Tag Archives: vocal

James Ruff – October 1, 2016

James Ruff  -  Skinner Hall, Vassar College  -  October 1, 2016 Ruff’s original (and still principle) musical career focus has been voice, and I’m not sure I would have attended if that was the extent of this solo concert.  But … Continue reading

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Julie Corbalis – October 1, 2016

Julie Corbalis  -  Brewster Farmers Market  -  October 1, 2016 Corbalis was the final performer for this year’s local farmers market, cheerfully reeling off the numbers despite the intermittent drizzle.  Her latest CD effort is titled “What’s Up With This … Continue reading

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Awa Sangho – September 25, 2016

Awa Sangho  -  White Plains Jazz Fest  -  September 25, 2016 This was actually a multi-act afternoon, of which I caught only a fraction.  Headliner Sangho, the “golden voice of Mali”, is from a griot lineage; she featured a band … Continue reading

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MAKU SoundSystem – September 22, 2016

MAKU SoundSystem  -  Rubenstein Atrium  -   September 22, 2016 MAKU is pretty close to the ultimate in World Music.  The basic band has a South American orientation, mostly Colombia.  The concert was like a showcase revue, with MAKU showing … Continue reading

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Dorraine Scofield – September 10, 2016

Dorraine Scofield  - Davis Park, West Shokan  -  September 10, 2016 Scofield was a performer at “Olive Day”, which refers to the Ulster County Town of Olive, rather than the horticultural fruit.  So it was a lucky find for my … Continue reading

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Ben Rounds – September 3, 2016

Ben Rounds  -  Wells Park, Brewster  -  September 3, 2016 In addition to relocating the farmers market to Wells Park this year, Brewster has also (thankfully) added occasional live entertainment.  This week was Ben Rounds; when I arrived he seemed … Continue reading

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Tabou Combo – September 1, 2016

Tabou Combo  -  Rubenstein Atrium  -  September 1, 2016 The Haitian roots of this group go way back; it has now been headquartered in NYC for decades, but beneath my radar.  For the event, space that is customarily given over … Continue reading

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Duwamish River Festival – August 20, 2016

Duwamish River Festival  - Duwamish Waterway Park, Seattle  -  August 20, 2016 A community festival that includes performances of various cultural groups?  No brainer for me, I’m there.  Especially if there’s an environmental injustice angle, as there is here; Seattle’s … Continue reading

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Wineries (Santa Cruz) – August 5, 2016

Wineries (Santa Cruz) –  August 5, 2016 On first Fridays, as part of the city’s overall festivities (open galleries and such), some of the wineries stationed in Santa Cruz are open for tastings.  A few have live entertainment to entice.

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Myrna Hague – July 29, 2016

Myrna Hague  -  Marcus Garvey Park  -  July 29, 2016 Hague, “Jamaica’s first lady of jazz”, was the focus of this Jazzmobile gig, co-sponsored by the Jamaica Tourism Board.  The opener was Trevor “Bridges” Bridgewater (my first steel pan!) playing … Continue reading

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