WHAT: Alsarah & the Nubatones - Malika Zarra WHERE: BAMcafé, 30 Lafayette Ave. BK NYC WHEN: Fri 5/18/2012 @ 9pm-10:30pm $$?: FREE! MORE INFO - http://www.brooklynartscouncil.org/documents/1919 Jazz Women Fusing Forms is part of Brooklyn Arts Council’s Half the Sky Festival: Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance, an unprecedented series of concerts, performances, workshops and symposia highlighting Brooklyn women performing artists, especially those working in traditional art forms. Malika Zarra - http://www.malikazarra.com/cms/ Alsarah & the Nubatones - http://www.alsarah.com/
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Bio: On CNN International "AFRICAN VOICES"
"From Morocco to New York Malika Zarra has taken her mezzo-soprano voice across the world, crossing both musical and cultural boundaries. Singing in Berber, Moroccan Arabic and French she's redefining the term fusion and adding her unique ...See Full Bio
“The lines between Middle Eastern music and jazz are there to be drawn. Ornette Coleman has played with the Master Musicians of Joujouka, and Pharoah Sanders recorded an album with Maleem Mahmoud Ghania, of the Gnawa tribe. Now, Moroccan vocalist Malika Zarra is arriving at this crossroads from the opposite direction, infusing the music of her native culture with jazz influences. Her self-released debut CD, On The Ebony Road, mixes rhythms from chaabi, Berber and Gnawa music… ”