Woodbox Beats & Balladry: Haitian Musicians Daniel Bernard Roumain & Emeline Michel with Elan Vytal
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The last date listed for Woodbox Beats & Balladry by Daniel Bernard Roumain with Elan Vytal and Emeline Michel was Thursday October 21, 2010 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm).
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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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Haitian native Daniel Bernard Romaine (DBR) and Emeline Michel, Haiti’s queen of song – who emerged on the national radar after her appearance on the Hope for Haiti telethon – appear at the Triple Door for a rare collaborative performance melding classical, jazz, bossa nova and samba.
Having carved a reputation for himself as an innovative composer, performer, violinist, and band leader, Haitian-American artist Daniel Bernard Roumain (DBR) melds his classical music roots with his own cultural references and vibrant musical imagination. Proving that he’s “about as omnivorous as a contemporary artist gets” (New York Times), DBR recently collaborated and performed with Lady Gaga on FOX’s American Idol. His accolades range from being voted as “America’s Assignment” on the CBS Evening News, to receiving praise as one of the “Top 100 New Yorkers” (New York Resident), “Top 40 Under 40” business people (Crain’s New York Business), one of the entertainment industry’s “Top 5 Tomorrow’s Newsmakers” (1010 WINS Radio), and spotlighted as a “New Face of Classical Music” in Esquire Magazine.
Named the “Joni Mitchell of Haïti”, Emeline Michel has emerged as the reigning queen of Haitian song. Her songs merge native Haitian compass and rara with jazz, pop, bossa nova and samba. A captivating performer, versatile vocalist, accomplished dancer, songwriter and producer, Emeline sings in French and Haitian Creole, and her world-wide concerts and seven CD recordings have catapulted to international acclaim.
DJ/composer Elan Vytal, aka DJ Scientific, combines precisely engineered hip-hop beats and scratched rhythms with classical and world music sounds, both live and sampled, creating a uniquely contemporary, yet accessible urban sonic experience. From dance clubs to concert halls, his crossbreed of musical genres and traditions is earning him critical acclaim and audiences worldwide.