New “Global Mashup” Series Pairs Musical Artists from Diverse Destinations and Cultures to Perform Together on One Stage
– Special “tweet seats” offered where audience members can get free tickets in exchange for tweeting during the performance –
Music is a universal language that spans all cultures, but what happens when musicians from opposite ends of the globe – who have never before played together – strike up an impromptu jam? Audiences will find out during our new Global Mashup series, which pairs musicians from 10 different cities and countries to perform together on one stage.
The series will kick off with “Cuba Meets Hawaii” on April 10, when the Cuban group Cocomama mashes up rhumba with the Hawaiian music of the Josh Kekoa Cho Trio. Also in April, “Scotland Meets New Orleans” on April 24 will feature Scottish band MacTalla Mor and New Orleans jazz from Ayo Maak’s Jazz Pack.
Our May Global Mashup performances begin with “Panama Meets Cameroon” on May 8, featuring Panamanian group Julian mashing up with Cameroonian songstress Kaïssa, followed by “Mexico Meets Greece” on May 22, when New York City’s first and only all female mariachi band meets Yianni Papastefanou, a traditional Greek singer and recording artist.
“Haiti Meets China” will be our fifth and final performance of the series on June 5, with Haitian Kompa music from The Agoci Band and traditional Chinese music from the duo FJ Music Fusion.
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