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Bela Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer to Perform Together in NYC

L to R: Edgar Meyer, Béla Fleck and Zakir Hussain – Photo © 2018 Alan Messer

The Town Hall has announced a concert featuring Bela Fleck on banjo, Zakir Hussain on tabla and Edgar Meyer on double bass. The performance will take place Thursday, November 15, 2018 at The Town Hall in New York City.

Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer plus Rakesh Chaurasia on flute will deliver a set where they combine bluegrass, classical, and South Asian musical traditions.

Fleck met Meyer in 1983 at a festival in Aspen, sat in “for a few songs” that night and “We have stayed in touch ever since, and we are deep friends.” The banjoist and bassist teamed up for a double concerto for the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in 2004. Its success led to another commission, for which they called on the dazzling Hussain for percussion.

Béla and I were both very big fans of Zakir, at least since high school,” Meyer said in an interview. “For most of our lives, he’s been one of the musicians we admired the most.”

The result was the remarkable The Melody of Rhythm; Triple Concerto & Music for Trio, recorded with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Leonard Slatkin and released on CD in 2009.

The Town Hall
123 West 43rd Street (between 6th Avenue and Broadway)
New York, NY 10036
Tickets at The Town Hall Box Office 212-997-6661 or Ticketmaster

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Superb World Music and Roots Programming at Savannah Music Festival 2017

Earls of Leicester
Earls of Leicester

The Savannah Music Festival 2017 will present an impressive set of world music and American roots sounds. The festival will take place from March 23 to April 8, 2017.

The lineup includes acclaimed Québécois traditional ensembles Le Vent du Nord and De Temps Antan; Canary Island timple (a small Spanish guitar) maestro Germán López; Dom Flemons; Foghorn Stringband; Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms; cellist and vocalist Leyla McCalla; Haitian vodou drum and dance ensemble Chouk Bwa Libète; dobro maestro Jerry Douglas with celebrated bluegrass band the Earls of Leicester; Molsky’s Mountain Drifters; Irish accordionist Máirtín O’Connor; Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie; Holt & Coleman; banjo player Noam Pikelny; Sufi singer Sanam Marvi; 80-year-old virtuoso multi-instrumentalist Hermeto Pascoal; mandolinist Danilo Brito’s choro quintet; Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall; and admired Ukrainian band DakhaBrakha with an original score for the 1930 Dovzhenko silent film, Earth.

Tickets to the 2017 festival are available online at savannahmusicfestival.org, by phone at 912-525-5050 and in person at 216 E. Broughton Street in Savannah.

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