AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: October 22, 2017 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: City of Asylum @ Alphabet City
Street: 40 W. North Ave
Website or Map: http://www.alphabetcity.org/e…
Event Type: free, concert
Organized By: City of Asylum/Pittsburgh
Latest Activity: Oct 16, 2017
Named after the indigenous music of the Yaqui people of northern Mexico, The Afro Yaqui Music Collective fuses the music of first nations in the Americas with the funk, jazz, and hip hop to create a new rhythm that liberates spirit and soul.
AYMC is a 9-piece outfit which descends from the ensembles of Guggenheim award-winner Fred Ho, whose work was influenced by West African, global Indigenous and East Asian musics. Co-led by 2014 ACE Award-winning Yaqui-Mexican operatic vocalist Gizelxanath Rodreiguez and Fred Ho’s Baritone protege Ben Barson, the band uses their soul-stirring, heart-pumping sounds to respond to global issues from mass incarceration to ecocide.
This concert will also feature special guest performance from Boston-based award-winning performance poet Magdalena Gomez for a music and spoken-word collaboration.