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  • Benyoro Pays Tribute To Mali's Musical Heritage

    Benyoro Pays Tribute To Mali's Musical Heritage
    Mali has musical heritage extending back centuries, and a vibrant contemporary music culture that bubbles up all over. There's American-inflected hip-hop. There's a grand tradition of Afro-Cuban dance music. Griots, also known as djelis, maintain a repertory of epic histories and praise songs. There's exuberant drumming, with dense polyrhythmic layers. Benyoro is a hybrid American-Malian band steeped in West African traditions but also willing to play with them, respectfully, a little. The group plays a free show at the International Festival of Arts and Ideas on the green in New Haven on Friday, June 20, at 6 p.m. The band's guitarist and ngoni player Sam Dickey spoke to CTNow about Benyoro and the group's self-titled debut, due out in early July.
  • 2014 Summer Dance Performances In Connecticut

    2014 Summer Dance Performances In Connecticut
    From original modern dance dramas to athletic explorations and abstract ballets, dance this summer has much to beguile audiences, not only in genre, but also in venue, with sizzling Latin dance being performed in outdoor spaces. Reggie Wilson/ Fist &...

    2014 Summer Jazz Festivals In Connecticut

    2014 Summer Jazz Festivals In Connecticut
    For Connecticut jazz lovers 2014 brings us the summer of our content thanks to annual festivals presenting an array of premier performers ranging from the sensational, young vocalist Cecile McLorin Salvant to the brilliant, groundbreaking violinist Regina...

    Violinist Regina Carter Follows Ancestral Trails

    Violinist Regina Carter Follows Ancestral Trails
    Digging into one's family history, violinist Regina Carter said, is not only worthwhile for musicians and artists. It's something everyone should do. Carter, a prolific and well-known jazz violinist and a MacArthur Fellowship winner, devoted two...

    What's next for the Columbia Festival of the Arts

    What's next for the Columbia Festival of the Arts
    When Nichole Hickey became the executive director of the Columbia Festival of the Arts in 2004, she says she imagined she would stick around for three years, just until the annual summer festival celebrated its 20th anniversary. She stayed on 10 years,...