26-Mar-2015

Uncharted: Marc Ribot and Emeline Michel
New duo featuring the music of Frantz Casseus, the father of Haitian Classical Guitar
Thursday, March 26, 8:00 p.m. 
$25.00

Guitar legend Marc Ribot and Haitian songstress Emeline Michel pay tribute to Haitian classical guitar icon (and Ribot mentor) Frantz Casseus.

As a teen, Marc Ribot played guitar in various garage bands while studying with his mentor, Haitian classical guitarist and composer Frantz Casseus. After moving to New York City in 1978, Ribot was a member of the soul/punk Realtones, and from 1984-1989, of John Lurie's Lounge Lizards. Between 1979 and 1985, Ribot also worked as a side musician with Tom Waits, Brother Jack McDuff, Wilson Pickett, Carla Thomas, Rufus Thomas, Chuck Berry, and many others. Since then, he's become the go-to guitar guy for all kinds of roots-music adventurers: Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp. Additional recording credits include Solomon Burke, Neko Case, Diana Krall, Beth Orton, Marianne Faithfull, Arto Lindsay, Caetano Veloso, Laurie Anderson, Susana Baca, McCoy Tyner, and (more recently) Joe Henry, Allen Toussaint, Norah Jones, Akiko Yano, The Black Keys, Jeff Bridges, Jolie Holland, Elton John and Leon Russell. Ribot frequently collaborates with producer T Bone Burnett, most notably on Alison Krauss and Robert Plant's Grammy Award-winning Raising Sand.   

Emeline Michel is the reigning queen of Haitian song: a captivating performer, versatile vocalist and one of the premier Haitian songwriters of her generation. She has recorded and appeared on concert stages throughout the Caribbean, Europe, and North and South America for over 20 years. Singing both in French and Haitian Creole, her ten albums have catapulted her to international acclaim. Beloved by Haitians for combining traditional rhythms with social, political and inspirational content, she is a member of a unique generation of Haitian musicians that emerged in the late 1980's and also includes guitarist/vocalist Beethova Obas and the bands Boukman Eksperyans and Boukan Guinen. This wave of artists emphasized complex themes, conscious lyrics, and a broad palette of musical styles. Jon Pareles of The New York Times called her "... the dancing ambassador with a voice serene and warm like a breeze."






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