I am thrilled to kick off 2018 performing at the NYC Winter JazzFest Marathon.
2017 was a year of explorations with different trios, and this work continues to evolve throughout this month of January.
NEW SCHOOL JAZZ BUILDING
55 West 13th Street, 2nd floor theatre (6th ave)
“An overtly political work about the Portuguese colonization of Angola, the program paired Serpa’s compositions with video from old Super-8 home movies of her grandfather made in Angola.”
Recognition is a unique interdisciplinary performance that melds powerful film imagery with live music. Singer and composer, Sara Serpa, directs and produces a visual narrative using never-seen footage which was recently discovered in her family archives in Portugal and Angola. The segments were shot in the 1960’s in the then colony ruled by Salazar’s notorious fascist regime. The material has been edited and transformed to create a sensory experience in which music and image, highlighted with texts by the revolutionary, Amílcar Cabral, invite the viewer/listener to reflect on history in a visceral way.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 13th, 6.20pm
45 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012
A collective trio with the incredible creative musician, composer and professor Nicole Mitchell— the artist-in-residence of the festival and whose album Mandorla Awakening II: Emerging Worlds was voted Best of 2017 by The New York Times– and the great guitarist and improviser Liberty Ellman.