AFRO-AMERICAN MUSIC INSTITUTE CELEBRATES 36 YEARS
Pain Relief Beyond Belief
Time: October 27, 2009 from 8pm to 11pm
Location: Cabaret Theater at Theater Square
Street: Corner of Penn and Seventh
Website or Map: http://www.pgharts.org
Event Type: performance
Organized By: Carla Andrea Leininger
Latest Activity: Oct 13, 2009
Kenia celebrates the music of Dorival Caymmi, one of the legends of Brazilian music
Pittsburgh, Pa (Oct. 9, 09) – On Tuesday, October 27th, the Cabaret at Theater Square will be stage to one of the most unique shows of the year when Brazilian vocalist, Kenia, performs with renowned artists such as percussionist Airto Moreira, pianist Fernando Merlino, bass player Leo Traversa and guitarist, Eric Susoeff, for a deep journey into the music of Bahia, Brazil, bringing to Pittsburgh the repertoire of one of its legends, Dorival Caymmi.
Accompanying Kenia will be percussionist Airto Moreira, who in the past few years was voted the number one percussionist by Jazz Times, Modern Drummer, Drum Magazine, Jazzizz Magazine, Jazz Central Station’s Global Jazz Poll. Airto has also been advancing the cause of world and percussion music as a member of the “Planet Drum” percussion ensemble, with Mickey Hart, drummer for “The Grateful Dead”, and master conga player Giovanni Hidalgo and tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain. According to Kenia, “when you are paying tribute to one of the most well known names in Brazilian music, having one of the best Brazilian percussionists only adds to the authentic interpretation of Caymmi's powerful, and yet delicate, work."