When: Thu., Oct. 16, 7 p.m. 2014
Sekanjabin is an eleven (plus!) piece international ensemble, infusing traditional Turkish music with rhythms and styles from around the world, re-imagined with not-so-traditional instrumentation. From salsa and flamenco to reggae to calypso, Sekanjabin breathes new life into centuries old folk music. The group's ever-changing cast boasts members from the US, Turkey, and Peru. Whenever front-woman, Gulin Ciloglure, who spends most of her time in Turkey, returns to the US, Sekanjabin assembles! The result is a unique, high-energy live show that spills from the stage to the dance floor.
Performing with Sekanjabin will be Lana and Mai of Hudson Valley Circus Arts, who specialize in aerial "silks"—a circus apparatus of long nylon fabrics draped from ceiling to floor. They're bringing circus to the region—teaching recreational classes and spicing up the Valley's music scene with exciting multimedia performances. Lana and Mai combine energetic climbs, picturesque static transitions, and interpreting the essence of music into aerial dance!
Singer-songwriter Liana Gabel opens. Hear a track of her recent CD, Rest and Heal.