C'mon Everybody presents:
#withher: A benefit for Planned Parenthood of NYC with Kat Cunning
Salt Cathedral, GABI
325 Franklin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11238
This event is 21 and over
KAT CUNNING (Katrina Cunningham)
is a recording artist, actor and dancer who is currently in Cirque Du Soleil's Broadway Premier of PARAMOUR playing Lila and understudy to the "Leading Lady," Indigo. She recently received acclaim for her role as The Fairy Godmother in Company XIV's Cinderella, among other Baroque-Burlesque creations such as Nutcracker Rouge and Rococo Rouge. She is in the process of writing her first original album with affiliates of White Star Sound and her virtuosic band, who effortlessly move with her from the sultriest of lullabies to the grittiest of blues. John Murchison walks you home on the Bass, Rob Mastrianni masters many Guitars, Myles Avery takes you there and Mickey Vershbow wields sticks like stars. KAT CUNNING is an hourglass chanteuse, with whom an hour is never enough.
Salt Cathedral is a New York-based band comprised of Colombian musicians Juliana Ronderos and Nicolas Losada. They create pop music that is informed by global sounds and rhythms, and is characterized by a unique vocal approach to melody and songwriting.
Salt Cathedral – named for the historic underground cathedral in Zipaquirá, Colombia – have released three EPs and two single. Influences for these records have ranged at times from dub to hip-hop, from -electronic to Latin/Caribbean – each expanding and redefining the uniquely multicultural pop genre in which they operate. Not only has their music garnered over nine million plays on Spotify and has been widely covered by music publications such as FADER, Pitchfork, Village Voice and the Guardian, but Salt Cathedral have performed extensively across the United States, in Japan, Canada, Europe, and Colombia, sharing the stage with fellow artists Hundred Waters ( Skrillex's OWSLA), Christine and the Queens, Tei Shi, Cibo Matto, amongst many others.
Salt Cathedral's upcoming and first full-length is set for release in 2017. Heavily influenced by Brooklyn's Jamaican dancehall scene, the album features collaborations with dancehall legend Assassin, best known for his recent appearances on Kanye West's “Yeezus” and Kendrick Lamar’s “ To Pimp A Butterfly,” and with Lee Scratch Perry, the renowned pioneer of Jamaica's dub and reggae genres.
Koo Koo is the first offering from GABI (neé Gabrielle Herbst) on Software.
Gabrielle's formal training began at an early age, studying Balinese dance and gamelan in Indonesia while learning both the clarinet and piano. Herbst continued her training at Bard College where she studied voice and composition under the tutelage of Joan Tower, Zeena Parkins and Marina Rosenfeld. Her work has already been showcased at Robert Wilson's Watermill Center, as well as Roulette, who earlier in 2014 commissioned and premiered her first opera Bodiless.
Herbst's experience writing for chamber orchestra and mixed instrumentation inspired her to develop a repertoire of short-form, vocal-centric compositions under the name GABI. These were driven by solitary explorations in early 2013 with a dual-track loop pedal.
"Koo Koo" marks GABI's studio immersion to further develop these vocal compositions. She is joined by her band Matthew O'Koren (percussion), Rick Quantz (viola), Josh Henderson (violin), and Aaron Roche (electric guitar / trombone). The song is framed by a hypnotic refrain of the words "I wait for you" embedded in a latticework of arpeggios and melodies con moto.