Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 at 8:00pm
Tony Bird in Concert McGraw Hall, 165 740-750 University Ave, Ithaca, NY 14853, USAA unique, untamed voice from Malawi, now living in NYC, Tony Bird weaves story songs rich in symbolism and gritty detail reflecting his complex relationship with Africa, from sweet pleasure to bush magic to profound despair, anger, and post-apartheid hope. His voice is haunting, powerful, eccentric, radiant, percussive, using high tenor, throaty growls, bird calls, or bushman clicks, to serve the song. The Boston Globe calls him a “brilliantly original songwriter who fuses African and European folk styles into songs that are clever, fun, urgent,” while the Village Voice considers Tony Bird “the finest, most impressive folk poet in years.” Come hear for yourself; this is a rare appearance.Tickets: Ithaca Guitar Works, GreenStar, Autumn Leaves Bookstore, Bound for Glory, and online at www.cornellfolksong.org/.
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