365 Fifth Avenue
(bet. 34th and 35th Streets)
Trains: B,D,F,M to 34th St.; 6 to 33rd St.
Tickets $25; $20 for Graduate Center Members and Students (contact 212-817-8215 for discount information)
Celebrating its second season, Live@365 presents Emeline Michel from Haiti, Martha Redbone from NYC, and Vlada Tomova from Bulgaria‹three artists who are crossing boundaries of traditional and contemporary music. Vlada Tomova, a "vocal sorceress," creates haunting, otherworldly sounds with influences from Bulgaria and the Balkans, the Middle East, India, and Sephardic Spain, recalling Bulgaria's cultural origins shaped by ancient migrations. She will be joined by Mathias Kunzli (percussion) and Harvey Valdes (oud and guitar). Internationally renowned singer, songwriter, producer, and dancer Emeline Michel, the "Joni Mitchell of Haiti," merges Haitian compas and rara with jazz, pop, bossa nova, and samba. She will be joined by Patrick "Andy" Andriantsialonina (bass), Jean-Guy Rene (conga) and Dominic James (guitar). Martha Redbone, of Shawnee, Choctaw, and African American descent, performs music that flows equally from Native American elements, soul, R&B, funk, and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues. She will be joined by Aaron Whitby (piano) and Teddy Kumpel (guitar and banjo).