GLOBAL DIVA NATACHA ATLAS, FAMOUS FOR INTEGRATING WESTERN AND ARABIC STYLES, PLAYS THE CONGA ROOM NOV. 3
What: Natacha Atlas live at the Conga Room, with MomoLoudiyi and DJ Alsultany
When: Nov 3 2010 8:00pm - Nov 4 2010 12:00am
Price: $20-$75 (use code LCCATLAS for discounts), see congaroom.com
Where: Conga Room in the L.A. Live complex downtown.
800 W. Olympic Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90015
"One of the most excellent voices on the world music scene." -World Music Central
"If you rate singers according to their devotion, Atlas is among the greats...[she] has a smaller following Stateside but certainly merits a broader audience, both among those who love world music and fusion, and others with a passion for female vocalists." - Levantine Review
While you may have never heard of Azerbaijan or know where it is (just east of Armenia and north of Iran), this little country that could has produced one of the finest young violinists and cultural diplomats this side of, well, Baku (Azerbaijan's capital). A member of the European Cultural Parliament and a musician who active seeks to bridge eastern and western cultures, Sabina recently spoke at USC at a symposium on cultural diplomacy, though she actually lives in London. She appears in Los Angeles again on May 29th with her ensemble at Thayer Hall, Colburn School of Performing Arts, to mark Azerbaijan Republic Day, in a free concert sponsored by the Consulate General of Azerbaijan.
Sabina Rakcheyeva, Violin
Kathleen Tagg, Piano
Attab Haddad, Oud
Richard Baughman, Percussions
"From BACH to BAKU..."