New York, USA – Tunisian singer Amina will perform with the Paul Winter Consort at Paul Winter’s 10th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration on June 20 and 21.
The musical languages of northern and southern Africa, the Middle East, the British Isles and North America will meet at the world’s largest Gothic cathedral, the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, located at Amsterdam Ave. and W. 112th St. in New York City.
For the past ten years, Winter has gathered musicians from around the world in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York to create inspired, spontaneous music at the spiritually charged moment of the summer solstice. This year, the three-time Grammy Award winning composer, bandleader and soprano saxophonist presents the most African-infused manifestation ever of his legendary musical
Tunisian vocalist Amina will blend her versatile voice with Zimbabwean mbira music played by Chris Berry. Other well known guests include Uilleann piper Jerry O’Sullivan, and the worldly rhythms of percussionist Jamey Haddad.
Performances are at sunset (7:30 pm) on June 20 and 21 and before dawn (4:30 am) on Saturday June 21.
Tickets for the sunrise summer solstice concert – priced $20 for all seats and for the sunset concerts priced $50 for reserved and $35 for general admission seats – are available:
– by phone from CityTix (212 581-1212)
– online from http://www.livingmusic.com/solstice/summersolstice.html
– in person from the Cathedral Box Office (Amsterdam Ave. and W. 112th St., tel. 212 662-2133)
Group and discounted student/senior tickets are available from the Cathedral Box Office only.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.