Come celebrate Chinese New Year as we enter the Year of the Rooster--at Red Rooster. The Afro Yaqui Music Collective will be collaborating with the legendary Pipa virtuoso Min Xiao-Fin, whom the The New York Times has called "a pipa player like no other," and the Village Voice proclaims has "taken ancient Chinese string music into the future." With The Afro Yaqui Music Collective, Min Xiao-Fen will be performing her "From Harlem to Shanghai and back" suite, a tribute to Count Basie trumpter Buck Clayton's performances in China in the 1930s.
The Afro Yaqui Music Collective will also be performing works by the late, guggenheim award-winning Fred Ho, whose revolutionary Moneky Orchestra combined grooving jazz-funk with Peking Opera styles and wild improvisation. Met Opera soprano Gizelxanath Rodriguez will be singing a fusion between Peking Opera, Indigenous Yaqui music and the jazz-blues tradition that will bring 2017 in swining.
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