A very special autumnal treat. WNYU presents: music from The Balkans and West Africa.
$8 in advance/ $10 at the door
All Ages, All the Time
Turkish music with an audacious urban flourish. With a musical vision that is at once ethereal and grounded, Dolunay flirts with the soundscape of the ancient Ottomans, tracing its migration through Balkan villages, coaxing it across seas and oceans, and grafting it onto a Brooklyn-based backdrop. The trio infuses classic and contemporary traditions with an urban grit that can only be found in New York City’s confluence of musical and cultural forces. With an array of original compositions offered alongside renditions of Turkish and Rumeli standards, the music of Dolunay (Turkish for “full moon”) offers listeners an escape from the press of city life.
Jenny Luna - voice and percussion
Adam Good - oud
Eylem Basaldi - violin
Kane Mathis: https://kanemathis.bandcamp.com/album/counterpoints
Kane Mathis performs on the 21-string West African Harp, Kora and the Turkish lute, Oud. Kane has won many awards and grants and continues to generate works across disciplines and media.
Glas (Voice) plays the soulful roots music of Macedonia. Off kilter rhythms, unexpected harmonies, and intricate ornaments come together in a tradition born in an older way of living, when music was made around the table and in the fields, with friends and family, at work and at play, in a place where life was lived close to the bone. Working as a duo lets Vedran Boškovski and Corinna Snyder present this music in its most intimate, and perhaps oldest, form, and tell musical stories of the pains and joys of life lived in hardship.