Amie & Sangeet Millennium perform at the kickoff show of the International Grooves world music meets jazz series by DiverseArts Culture Works. The show will be held at the storied Kenny Dorham’s Backyard in East Austin on Friday, June 29, 8:00-11:30 p.m. The series, showcasing the finest in local world music artists as well as some national and international touring artists will continue monthly throughout the summer, into the fall. It will culminate with a weekend festival in November. Friday’s show will also include Paul Klemperer’s My Exotic Other, DJ Heavy Jakes, and DJ Chill Akhilas. BYOB, with a variety of food trailers next door. Please come out and support!
On New Year’s Eve 2011, two musical traditions from the heart of civilization–those of India and West Africa–will meet in live music capital Austin, whose world music scene continues to grow in vibrancy. Austin-based sitarist Amie Maciszewski will join with Niger-born n’goni and kora (African harp) player/multi-instrumentalist Ibrahim Aminou in a collaboration unprecedented in Austin. The show will take place from 9:30 to 11:00 p.m. at the Sahara Lounge, 1413 Webberville, in East Austin. Aminou’s band Zoumountchi will play danceable Afropop and reggae from 11:15 p.m. to 1:15 a.m. Admission: $7, $10/couple–includes buffet and champagne at midnight.
For more information, please visit www.saharalounge.com.
Don’t miss it!