Wednesday, July 25th: Regina Carter

Regina Carter
Madison Square Park, Manhattan
7-8:30pm
Free

Carter’s most recent release Reverse Thread takes us through the world of hypnotically beautiful African folk melodies. Lauded as one of the finest violinists of her generation, Carter captures both the essence and allure of the original music through a lens of contemporary interpretation. To achieve the uplifting and stirring result, Regina added an accordion and kora– the West African harp traditionally played by village storytellers — to her longstanding rhythm section. Kora virtuoso Yacouba Sissoko was brought on board to help recreate the spirit of passing stories from generation to generation. The result — unlike anything previously heard — is a haunting and beautiful compliment to Regina’s sumptuously seductive violin.

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