Latin American Song In Concert Series: New Sounds of Latin America
Tuesday, December 4, 7:30 pm
Joe’s Pub, The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street (between Astor Place and East 4th St.)
The New York Times has called her voice “towering” and Jazz Times has labeled her a genius. In this concert Brazilian composer and vocalist Claudia Villela will present newly commissioned songs inspired by texts from Argentinean, Brazilian, Uruguayan, and Venezuelan poets active during the late 1960s and 1970s. Called “a thrilling improvisor” by Down Beat, Ms. Villela will be accompanied by a group of five musicians including the virtuoso Brazilian guitarist Ricardo Peixoto.
Supported by a Visual Arts Initiative Award from New York University’s Coordinating Council for Visual Arts and by the Fundación Cisneros. Organized by NYU’s Department of Music in conjunction with Joe’s Pub, and co-sponsored by the Grey Art Gallery. Admission: $12 students 21 and older with i.d., $15 others. Information and advance ticket sales: www.joespub.com.