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The Red Microphone

THE RED MICROPHONE: Neo-Beat, Post-Punk Liberation Jazz John Pietaro: poetry, voice, percussion Ras Moshe Burnett: tenor saxophone, flute Rocco John Iacovone: alto saxophone Dave Ross, electric guitar Laurie Towers: fretless and fretted electric bass The Red Microphone’s radical poetry and improvisational music draws on the fervent history of free jazz, Left culture, the Beat Generation and New York’s punk underground. The band’s saxophonists—Ras Moshe Burnett and Rocco John Iacovone—intertwine and off-set the pulsating lines of guitarist Dave Ross and bassist Laurie Towers, propelling center the spoken word of John Pietaro

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Madeleine et Salomon

The humanist and rebellious duo Madeleine & Salomon embraces with ardor the feminist American songbook. They cover it with loving-kindness tinged with a minimalist music and with a deep and incandescent chant. Their first album A Woman’s Journey reveals a graceful and unexpected reinterpretation of a humanist and rebellious repertoire from Nina Simone to Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday and Josephine Baker. Madeleine sings, Salomon sits at the piano. Madeleine & Salomon, a duo with a natural elegance. “Less is more” is their essence.

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Beloveds

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Beloveds is a cabaret, a burial ground, a circus, a lullaby. Beloveds is an ensemble that started in 2016 In Gothenburg, Sweden. Composer and singer Channa Riedel uses poetry in order to create music that is intimate, rugged and beautiful. They find inspiration from music such as Liberation Music Orchestra, Victor Jara, Hanns Eisler as well as Swedish and Jewish folk songs. Lyrics are by Palestinian, Swedish, American and Russian poets such as Vladimir Mayakovsky, Juliana Spahr, Stig Dagerman and Channa Riedel.  In October 2019 debut album "Så tar natten dig åter" was released on Swedish indie label Abrovinsch Records

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Channa Riedel

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Channa Riedel is a writer, poet and musician. She recently graduated from the Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg and the debut album of her band Beloveds was released in 2019. This year she will begin a master’s in Literary Composition at HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design, and is currently working on her first collection of poems. Beloveds is an ensemble that started in 2016 In Gothenburg, Sweden. Composer and singer Channa Riedel uses poetry in order to create music that is intimate, rugged and beautiful. They find inspiration from music such as Liberation Music Orchestra, Victor Jara, Hanns Eisler as well as Swedish and Jewish folk songs

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Awakening Orchestra

Although it’s right there in the name, it’s not entirely clear whether composer/leader Kyle Saulnier’s Awakening Orchestra is in fact an orchestra, a big band or something entirely and wildly different. Encompassing broad swaths of musical style in both original and recontextualized and re-imagined compositions, the Awakening Orchestra delves deep into traditions from classical to jazz to indie rock on their debut album, volume I: this is not the answer. Interspersing original work - like the intricate, four-part, title-track symphony - with often radical interpretations of work by Samuel Barber, Radiohead, Johannes Brahms and Low, volume I: this is not the answer crafts a powerful mix of written and improvised material

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Mukwuru

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Mukwuru's music comes from a world of pain. When this songwriter says, 'Listen to the song I sing,' he means it. So, let the music move you and take heart. A singer/songwriter fusing jazz with many flavors . . . . This singer/songwriter crosses over many genres. It's music for the people. What you hear now is just a sampling of this singer can do. This singer/songwriter guitarist has at least 50 songs under his belt. For the Jazz purist - a concert of pure jazz. For the people who just like good music - mix it up. For the socially conscious and those who want to join the protest, 'Know What Matters' and 'Can You Imagine' gives you something to think about


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