Zimbabwean Marimba Artist Lora Chiorah with Draze and Danai Maraire at The Triple Door
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Together now for more than a decade, bassist Reid Anderson, pianist Ethan Iverson and drummer David King -- otherwise known as the Bad Plus -- are famed for their fearless mix of improvisational jazz with an indie-rock ethos. They're also known for their adventurous reworkings of pop, classical and even country tunes ranging from Ornette Coleman to Black Sabbath to Nirvana. Their most recent album, Never Stop, consists of entirely new originals and covers a range of musical styles from swing to '80s techno. Learn More
There is a parking garage literally RIGHT next to the venue. I don't recall the cost sadly (average for the area I think), but I will say it was very well guarded and if you do us it, remember to take your ticket with you as it is your key for elevator use! Also Parking technically begins on the 3rd level.Dirty Bourbon River Show travel • Aug 19 2014 star this tip starred
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Zimbabwe native Lora Chiorah began learning to sing, dance, drum, and play marimba and mbira at an early age, as age-old traditions that were passed from generation to generation in her family. Playing show games where she sang and danced as a child motivated her to continue pursuing these art forms. In 1970 she moved from Zimbabwe to the United States. Here she met her husband, Dumi Maraire and began performing with in his band. Chiorah has also taught marimba, storytelling, singing, mammbas, drumming, and mbira to children in the Washington school system.
In 1980 she formed the Sukutai Marimba and Dance Ensemble to celebrate the heritage of Zimbabwe’s Shona people and to provide an opportunity for teaching music and dance to Americans. Ensuring that these cultural practices won’t be forgotten, Lora has passed her knowledge down to her children and grandchildren who have become Sukutai performers. Along with teaching immediate family members, she has shared her talent with African American youth who have learned about their African heritage.
A recipient of the 2006 Folk Arts Fellowship, Lora Chiorah is a master artist whose talent builds a link connecting adults and youth to African culture. Draze is a hip hop artist who performs with a live band and has an amazing stage show, He recently sold out the 88 keys venue and has a web site that has been recognized by several of hip hops top blogs. All of his videos on the site have had over 100,000 hits, his most recent reaching over 650,000 hits.
Danai Maraire has been living in LA for the last few years working for BET as a producer for a few of their shows (Access Granted, The Black Carpet). She has also been burning up the underground music scene with her acoustic folk and R&B sound.