Tuesday, March 06, 2007

loads of music, dance, etc

This has been a busy busy past week of music and performance. Thursday night was Vieux Farka Toure's debut performance in Boston. Sick. The young man clearly has talent all his own, as well as plenty of licks learned from listening to and watching his father (Ali Farka Toure). It was a great show. If you can catch him on tour this summer, do so.

Then, saturday, we saw our friend dave's band Addison Groove Project (AGP) play their last show at the paradise. great venue, great band, great show! one of those bands that you are sad to see stop playing, but knowing the guys in the band, and where they are at, this is a good move for all parties.

and then, on sunday, we went to see marc bamuthi joseph and his piece "scourge". amazing. spoken word, dance, live music, hip hop, discussion of race & identity politics, wow. great stuff. if you can see this group, do so. i never thought i'd see bassoon be used so effectively in hip-hop. scratch that. i NEVER thought i'd see bassoon in hip-hop period.

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