Experience the Sound of Ancient World Music Traditions in a Whole New Contemporary Light with Global Fusion Ensemble Cubist: August 7th, Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.
Listen to Cubist.
Cubist’s extraordinarily unique and innovative brand of music is built upon an ever evolving soundscapes of artfully and ingeniously blended ancient world music genres with present day Western styles of groove, ambient, rock, and jazz. The group’s leader, percussionist and composer Jerry Leake, has made a literal career of exploring new and creative ways of effectively bringing traditional African and Indian genres into the popular music setting. The resulting product is a highly passionate, rhythmic and complex blend of musical elements from various parts of the world that can hold the interest of the most scholarly music intellect and yet still, amazingly enough, be highly entertaining to the most casual of listeners as well. The band’s performance style itself is highly improvisational and creative, thus the same piece never sounds the same from one performance to the next. Adding to the musical intrigue, is the realization that because this music is so ingeniously complex, one could listen to a recording of the exact same piece time and time again and hear something new and different each time. You just can’t get it all in one sitting!
Cubist is the mastermind of Jerry Leake who is presently on the faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music, while occasionally teaching at the Berklee College of Music as well. The group itself consists of eight very talented and highly accomplished musicians both with respect to local and international scene. It’s instrumentation includes vocals, guitars, saxophone, flute, bass, keyboards, drums, percussion, and of course, many ethnic instruments in addition. Leake also co-founded the internationally succesful ensemble Natraj and currently performs with the local favorite Club d’Elf as well as other ensembles in the area. He has performed on tabla with several of world music’s biggest stars, including Ali Akbar Khan and Sharafat Ali Khan, and has published writings on North Indian, West African, and Latin American percussion.
Cubist’s music is known for its highly stimulating effect upon its audiences who just can’t seem to sit still, once they are under its wonderful spell. So why not let Cubist mesmerize you for an evening with a truly unique musical performance which promises to be captivating on so many levels.
Event Details :
Description of concert details
When: August 7th – Saturday @ 8:00 p.m.
Where: Amazing Things Art Center (Framingham)
Tickets: $18.00 (general public), $17.00 (students and seniors), $15.00 (members)
Purchase online or by calling (501) 405-ARTS/x2787