MuthaWit Orchestra, Leila Adu and special guests perform in celebration of the legacy of Jimi Hendrix.
Friday, November 27th, 10:30pm: Galapagos Artspace Brooklyn, NY
“URB ALT features artists that are exemplars of boundary crossing, synthesis and unification.” – The Village Voice
NEW YORK, NY (November 19, 2009) – The URB ALT showcase of cutting edge multi-cultural music/film/visual/literary artists explores the musical discography of legendary rocker, Jimi Hendrix on his birthday Friday, November 27th. The night of alternative music presented at Galapagos Artspace in Dumbo features the avant-garde classical/blues vocal and piano stylings of New Zealand chanteuse Leila Adu and the polyglot big band musical incantations of the MuthaWit Orchestra. Both artists will be performing their original material as well as compositions from Jimi Hendrix’s songbook. Digital video projections will be generated by the award-winning Bighead Scientists team.
URB ALT founder Boston Fielder, says “Hendrix’s influence as a guitarist/sound sculptor is beyond reproach. It’s comical, however, hearing artists- especially rock musicians-downplay his songwriting influence. Claiming Hendrix hasn’t influenced you is like claiming you don’t breathe air.”
Both the MuthaWit Orchestra and Leila Adu are renowned for their idiosyncratic way of melding song-form with improvisation. Based in Rome, Italy, Adu is currently riding a wave of acclaim for her recent Steve Albini produced UK release “Dark Joan.” Ironically for the evening, her piano approach harkens back to a time when rock was not so myopically associated with the guitar. She states “I discovered Hendrix through my Mum’s music collection as an early teen – she was amazed to walk in on me blasting her Hendrix records decades after they were recorded. However, when I listen and watch footage of Jimi now – I am struck by two things – love and voodoo.”
URB ALT: Jimi Hendrix Tribute
Friday, November 27, 2009 – 10:30pm
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
Galapagos – 16 Main St at the corner of Water Street in DUMBO, BK
F train to York Street, A train to High Street or 2/3 train to Clark Street
Tickets can be bought online here: Click for Tix
ABOUT URB ALT
URB ALT is Underground Railroad Broadcasting Alternatives, a music/film/visual arts/literary series and media company founded in 1998 to serve the creator and audience seeking unfiltered artistic expression. URB ALT has presented transcendent visuals and revolutionary art by creators such as Funkadelic, Kyp Malone of TV On The Radio, Melvin Gibbs, Arthur Jafa, Cody ChesnuTT, Res Farai Chideya and Dragons of Zynth to enthusiastic audiences throughout the United States, Europe and Canada. URB ALT’s mission to cross-pollinate commercial and avant garde artistic experiences aims to focus artist and audience alike on how creatively expansive and socially resonant pop culture can be.
URB ALT is sponsored by Daisy Rock Guitars, The Sweatshop Rehearsal and Recording Studios, BossTon Communications, BigHead Scientists and Fusicology.
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