Regina Carter's Southern Comfort

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Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans says
March 11, 2016 | 7:30pm
March 11, 2016 | 9:30pm

ADVANCE|$35 General Admission|$25 CAC Members
DAY OF SHOW|$40 General Admission|$30 CAC Members

Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort is a collection of songs that pays homage to her grandfather’s roots as a coal miner in Alabama. While simultaneously celebrating the joyous folk music that infused her early childhood, Southern Comfort traces blues, gospel, spirituals, folk, and country music as they evolved alongside jazz, R&B, and many other global influences from the latter half of the 20th century.

In what began as a tribute to her family and their Appalachian roots, this cultural melting pot of an album establishes Carter’s chameleon-like fluidity in moving between and within genres, featuring her own interpretations of Cajun fiddle music, early gospel, and coal miner’s work songs alongside other, more contemporary, tunes.

Considered the foremost jazz violinist of her generation, Carter is internationally known as a violinist in multiple genres of music and is a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship for her recent work in the creation of this album. With Southern Comfort, Regina Carter achieves the great feat of making the past present.
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By: Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans

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