THE BROOKLYN- MANILA PROJECT
Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 7:30pm
Target® Free Thursdays David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center,
Frieda and Roy Furman Stage Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets
Crossing the Filipino-American bridge across oceans and ages comes naturally to Brooklyn-based silent
giants DEORO. Grammy-nominated cellist Dave Eggar and drummer Chuck Palmer shine on masterful
instrumental arrangements on their Kingston Morning release that flew them back and forth between Jamaica and New York. They trekked in the opposite direction to the mountains of Bukidnon, Philippines on the follow-up extreme collaboration, DEORO XX.
Disparate elements in one unapologetic spectacle of artistry, The Brooklyn-Manila Project brings together a myriad of perspectives on a post-colonial relationship between America and a country steeped 500 years in a convent and 50 years in Hollywood. 7,100 Philippine Islands lie nestled in the music of Waway Saway, Cynthia Alexander, and Nykó Macá sewn together in freeverse by Daniel Darwin.
Featured Artists: Dina Fanai (vocals), Raja Kassis (Electric guitar), Shane Shannahan (Percussions),
Amanda Ruzza (electric bass), Ariel dela Portilla (Stand-up bass), Josh Werner (Electric bass), Greg (Piano),
Andrew Nemir (tap dancer), Claudia (tap dancer)