Kibbey has assembled an all-star cast merging folk, jazz, and classical idioms to celebrate one of history's grandest cultural migration stories, while celebrating today's Nuevo Latino Luminaries. Starting with the baroque courts of Europe and the modes of Ancient Turkey, adding in the rhythm of Western Africa, and mixing with the indigenous melodies of the Caribbean Coast, Kibbey and her talented cohorts track the cross- pollination musical threads that create the ever-evolving songs and dances we love, alongside the folk masters that inspired them.
This is Cumbia before Shakira... where the Llanera, the Kora, the Kanun traditions meet the modern harp. Featuring: Harpist Bridget Kibbey with Latin-Grammy Winning, Colombian Percussionist Samuel Torres New York Gypsy All-Star, Turkish Clarinetist Ismail Lumanovski. Kibbey launches Leyenda this season, via Carnegie Hall’s Citywide. This program has been performed at the Phillips Collection, Bay Chamber Festival, The Schubert Club, Philadelphia’s World Cafe, Dayton Live Arts, among others.
Works by: Isaac Albéniz, José Barros, Jacob de Bandolim, Paquito d'Rivera, Juan Manuel Plaza, Samuel Torres, Manuel Valera, Astor Piazzola, Joaquín Rodrigo, and João Luiz.