First of all – if you haven't already joined CRASHers, FOR FREE, than do it now & shame on you! Shame on us if you didn't know CRASHers, our social group for young professionals, existed. We've got some exciting events coming up this fall and I wanted to give you all a heads up and encourage you all to sign up for the mail list.
CRASHers+ members pay $50/year and can receive one free ticket to their choice of either Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, 9/17, Johnny D's or Paco Peña Flamenco Dance Company, 11/15, Berklee Performance Center. But all CRASHers receive special discounts and invites to these fun events.
Mauritanian vocalist and ardine player Noura Mint Seymali, backed by guitarist husband and Mauritanian Jimi Hendrix, Jeiche Ould Chighaly, Ousmane Touré on bass, and Matthew Tinari on drums put on an exciting show at Johnny D's Friday night, May 1. Both Seymali and Chighaly come from strong griot traditions, and their vocal-guitar duets, when they carried the same melody, were tight and impressive. They rocked!
Rhiannon Giddens, other members of Carolina Chocolate Drops, and some new friends put on a great show at the Somerville Theatre this weekend. She displayed her talent and charm, not to mention graciousness toward the other Carolina Chocolate Drops who are now backing her up. T Bone Burnett heard them and invited her to do a solo album, the impetus for this tour, but she seems to have maintained good feeling among the whole group. Burnett wanted a bassist and drummer, so now they're touring with a bassist and drummer--something new. It works. Great musicians, great music, great evening. Tributes to Odetta, Nina Simone, Dolly Parton, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bob Dylan, and others. What a show, what a pleasure. We were in the presence of greatness. See photos below. Thank you, World Music/CRASHarts.
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