Robert Browning Associates presents
Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8:00pm
UXÍA & NARF with special guest LARA BELLO
Galician Songs of Spain
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Uxía and Narf, two of the most important and influential artists from Galicia, are touring the US together for the first time, performing their acclaimed Baladas da Galiza imaxinaria program. Their joint musical project features classics from both musicians, including poems by such writers as Rosalía de Castro and Federico García Lorca; original compositions; and adaptations of traditional alalás, the oldest and best-known form of Galician music. They have built bridges across cultures through music, and created their respective repertoires after years of traveling and exchanging experiences with artists from Angola, Brazil, Mozambique, Portugal, Cape Verde, and Guinea-Bissau. Uxía, “the voice of the Atlantic” and regarded as the grande dame of Galician music, is celebrating 30 years of a career that has made her one of the most popular musicians of Galicia. Fran Pérez (“Narf”) is one of the most innovative artists from the last two decades in Galicia; after more than 20 years in the music scene and playing in different rock bands, he created his musical project “Narf" in 2004, becoming one of the most interesting figures of the Galician cultural scene.
Lara Bello is a singer and songwriter from Granada. She melds her native music of Andalusia with jazz and Latin American rhythms. Poetry plays a major role in her performances, in particular the work of Federico Garcia Lorca. One of her more recent projects was working with Pakistani author and activist Tariq Ali on a musical based on his novel Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree which tells the story of a family in the aftermath of the fall of Moorish Caliphate of Granada. She is also a psychologist and conducts music therapy initiatives around the world.
The concert will be preceded at 7pm by an informal discussion with the artists about Galician music and its context hosted by Marina Carracedo, lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UCLA.
Tickets: $25/ Students & Seniors $21
Special Offer discount tickets: $5 off - use code: uxianarf16 to order tickets.
before midnight on March 31.
With the support of the Consulate General of Spain in New York.