“Bright Series” with Yasmin Williams

This show is part of the Bright New Music Series made possibly by Kevin and Claudia Bright.

“Williams’ music transcends the standard idea of what guitarists should do.” NPR Music
Yasmin Williams sits on her leather couch, her guitar stretched across her lap horizontally with its strings turned to the sky. She taps on the fretboard with her left hand as her right hand plucks a kalimba placed on the guitar’s body. Her feet, clad in tap shoes, keep rhythm on a mic’d wooden board placed under her. Even with all limbs in play, it’s mind boggling that the melodic and percussive sounds that emerge are made by just one musician, playing in real time. With her ambidextrous and pedidextrous, multi-instrumental techniques of her own making and influences ranging from video games to West African griots subverting the predominantly white male canon of fingerstyle guitar, Yasmin Williams is truly a guitarist for the new century. So too is her stunning sophomore release, Urban Driftwood, an album for and of these times. Though the record is instrumental, its songs follow a narrative arc of 2020, illustrating both a personal journey and a national reckoning, through Williams’ evocative, lyrical compositions.

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Date

Nov 13 2021
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Time

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Featured

Location

Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA
47 Phila St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA
Website
https://www.caffelena.org/
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