Year Of The Rooster W/ The Afro Yaqui Music Collective

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Year Of The Rooster W/ The Afro Yaqui Music Collective
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James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy says
Year of the Rooster with
The Afro Yaqui Music Collective
featuring spitichild (NYC) and Gizelxanath

Come bring 2017 in cross-cultural style as we enter the Year of the Rooster at the James Street Ballroom.
The Afro Yaqui Music Collective will be performing works by the late, guggenheim award-winning Fred Ho, whose revolutionary Moneky Orchestra combined grooving jazz-funk with Peking Opera styles and wild improvisation. Met Opera soprano Gizelxanath Rodriguez will be singing a fusion between Peking Opera, Indigenous Yaqui music and the jazz-blues tradition that will bring 2017 in swining.

The band will be joined by hip-hop artist and activist spiritchild from Brooklyn, who is long been an activist in movements of Afro-Asian solidarity in fighting back racism and police brutalitiy.
The Afro Yaqui Music Collective is a 9-piece outfit which descends from Fred Ho's Afro Asian revolutionary ensembles and musical concepts. Led by Ben Barson, Ho's Baritone protege who "he felt has the heft and sound to represent [Ho's] assertive approach (The New York Times)," the band will include alumni's of Ho's groups such as trumpet maestro Mark McGowan and trombonist Aaron Johnson, as well as a new generation of musical innovators.

DOOR: 7 PM
MUSIC: 8 PM
COVER: $12 adv./ $15 Door
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By: James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy

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