For over 40 years, pianist Chano Dominguez has been at the forefront of Spain’s unique flamenco-jazz scene, integrating these two iconic, improvisatory musical traditions into a seamless, original, cross-cultural sound. In May Chano will hit the road on an extended West Coast tour with a band that brings together heavy hitters from both Spain and his adopted home of NYC. The Chano Dominguez Quintet features award-winning bassist and composer Alexis Cuadrado, acclaimed drummer/percussionist Henry Cole, GRAMMY-nominated singer Blas Cordoba, and National Flamenco Contest winning dancer Daniel Navarro in an ensemble that embodies the volatile spirit of Flamenco Jazz: equal parts New York cool and Andalusian fire.
Mokoomba will bring their irresistible mix of African pop and traditional sounds back to their North American fans in June and July. This five week tour will crisscross the continent, making stops from the midwest to the California desert to Washington DC, and New England.
Feb 22 BRIC House, Brooklyn, NY
Feb 24 House of Blues, Boston, MA
Feb 28 - Mar 7 Residency: Zimbabwe Cultural Center, Detroit, MI
Mar 9 Taos Brewing Co, Taos, NM
Mar 11 The Dirty Bourbon Saloon, Albuquerque NM
Mar 16 Freedom Hall, Park Forest IL
Maria Pomianowska and ReBorn are an outstanding Polish ensemble dedicated to the preservation of the suka fiddle -- a near-forgotten traditional Polish instrument reconstructed by contemporary scholarship. This all-female quartet bring this unique instrument to life in a 21st century context; both onstage and on their critically-acclaimed 2016 album, The Voice of Suka.
7/25 Lincoln Center Festival, NYC, NY
8/2 Kennedy Center Millenium stage, Washington DC
9/14-15 Landfall Festival of World Music, Cedar Rapids, IA
9/19 Young Auditorium, UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
9/29-10/1 LOTUS Festival, Bloomington, IN
10/5 Madison WI – tbc
10/6 Cedar Cultural Center, S. Minneapolis, MN
Mokoomba is one of Africa's most exciting young bands. Hailing from Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Mokoomba combines traditional Tonga, Luvale, & Nyanja sounds with a vibrant, voracious embrace of African and pop styles, including soukous, reggae, ska, funk and Afro-Cuban music. Mokoomba return to North American stages in July in support of their latest album, Luyando, available on Outhere Records.
Mokoomba 2017 Summer North American Tour:
July 14-16 Detroit, MI: Concert of Colors
July 19 Montreal, QP: Nuits d’Afrique - Canada
July21-22 Trumansburg, NY: Grassroots Festival
July 23 Charleston, WV: Mountain Stage
July 26 Cleveland, OH Cleveland Museum of Art
July 27-30 Lowell, MA: Lowell Folk Festival
Aug 1 Washington DC: Kennedy Center’s Millenium stage
Aug 5 Erie, PA: Erie Art Museum Festival
Aug 6 Phoenix, AZ: MIM (Musical Instrument Museum)
Aug 9 Stanford, CA: Stanford University
Aug 10-13 Edmonton, AB: Edmonton Folk Festival - Canada