World music presenter Robert Browning Associates has announced the artists that will be featured at the 5th Annual A World in Trance Festival in 2019. A World in Trance is a 4-part festival featuring spellbinding music of West Africa, Morocco, India and Pakistan. The concerts will take place at Roulette in New York City.
This year’s festival features virtuoso guitarist Derek Gripper, who performs the hypnotic sounds of the West African kora (21-string harp-lute) on solo guitar (March23); along with the stimulating sounds of Bachir Attar and Mustapha Attar of the Master Musicians of Jajouka in a thrilling meeting with American musicians Ned Rothenberg, Arrington de Dionysio and Ben Bennett (March 30).
Also included, the classical music of India with Jayanthi Kumaresh, one of the world’s leading veena (lute) players, accompanied by percussionists K UJayachandra Rao and Pramath Kira (April 12); and ecstatic performances of Sufi qawwali with Pakistan’s Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers (April 13).
5th Annual A World in Trance
Saturday March 23, 2019 at 8:00pm
Hypnotic Strings of Africa
Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8:00pm
Bachir Attar and Mustapha Attar (of the Master Musicians of Jajouka) with Ned Rothenberg, Arrington de Dionysio & Ben Bennett
Jajouka Meets New York
Friday April 12, 2019 at 8:00pm
Invoking the Goddess Saraswati
Saturday April 13, 2019 at 8:00pm
Hamza Akram Qawwal & Brothers
Sufi Chants of Pakistan
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue at 3rd Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn
Box office: 917-267-0363 roulette.org