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Category: World
August 21, 2014 at 5:50 PM

Dafnis Prieto to join world musicians in special quartet | Concert preview

(Courtesy of Maya Illusion)

Maya Illusion: Osam Ezzeldin, Ganesh Rajagopalan, Dafnis Prieto and Jayanthi Raman (Courtesy of the artists)

An unusual world-jazz collaboration featuring one of the most exciting drummers in jazz and an Indian master violinist is afoot Friday, Aug. 22, in Seattle, thanks to the Seattle chapter of the Association for India’s Development (AID).

The concert features the newly formed quartet Maya Illusion, which features Cuban drummer, composer and MacArthur “genius” fellow Dafnis Prieto, who has played with Roy Hargrove, Claudia Acuña and Chucho Valdés and performed last year at the Earshot Jazz Festival. Maya Illusion also showcases renowned Indian violinist Ganesh Rajagopalan, who recently has been serving as honorary artistic director of Rasika, an arts and cultural school in Hillsboro, Ore.

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August 5, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Triple Door to host Brazilian Nights | Concert preview

(Arie Pytel)

Brazilian group En Canto performs in the opening show of the Brazilian Nights series (Arie Pytel)

 

OK, let’s get this out of way up front: Brazil tanked in the World Cup.

Can we move on?

Because there’s good Brazilian news — especially for music lovers.

Thanks to the support of Pedro Costa, the Honorary Consul of Brazil in Washington State — and the grass roots elbow grease of vocalist Adriana Giordano of the local group En Canto — Seattle is hosting three top-notch concerts at the Triple Door this summer and fall.

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June 13, 2014 at 7:01 AM

Tlingit funk at the Royal Room

(Russell Johnson)

(Russell Johnson)

Most folks know Preston Singletary as the glass artist whose colorful, modernist and Tlingit-themed pieces are much prized here and around the world. But Singletary also plays bass in a chock-a-block blues-rock group called A Little Big Band, which recently completed a self-titled album featuring the soulful powerhouse vocals of Star Nayea.

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