An African Nubian Suite
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Pl., Manhattan)
$15 in advance
Randy Weston is an internationally renowned pianist, composer, bandleader and cultural ambassador, whose compositions encompass the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa. He is an NEA Jazz Masters and 2011 Guggenheim Fellow. An African Nubian Suite was developed with support of the Guggenheim Foundation. An African Nubian Suite salutes the Nubians who were the first human race on earth and the oldest of the great civilizations in Africa. The suite was conceived through Weston’s relationship with the traditional peoples of Aswan where he married his wife. Listeners can expect to hear the spirituality of Africa with music and poetry.