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  • Here Lies Love: Concert for the Philippines, 11/25/13 w

    David Byrne, "Here Lies Love" Cast Announce Benefit Concert for the Philippines at Terminal 5, November 25

    David Byrne and the original cast of Here Lies Love will perform a one-time only special benefit concert in support of the people of the Philippines in the wake of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan). The special show will take place at Terminal 5 in NYC on November 25. All proceeds will go to support Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) relief efforts in the Philippines. “The show is about the resiliency of the Philippine people—it couldn’t be more timely,” says Byrne. “Upon hearing about this tragedy the cast contacted me about doing a show to raise money for relief efforts. Most of our cast is Filipino, and all of us feel the same way. It’s personal for all of us."

  • Bombino 2013 concert photo by Tom Leentjes

    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of November 15–17

    Bombino closes out European tour in France ... Sam Amidon is in Germany ... Laurie Anderson talks with Neil Gaiman in NYC ... Devendra Banhart tours Brazil ... Shawn Colvin concludes NYC residency ... Jeremy Denk closes out SF Symphony tour ... Richard Goode plays Schubert in Connecticut ... Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell play epilepsy benefit in Nashville ... Kronos Quartet turns 40 in Seattle ... Audra McDonald sings at education benefits in Missouri ... Brad Mehldau, Mark Guiliana take Mehliana to France ... Natalie Merchant joins Tulsa Symphony ... Joshua Redman plays hometown of Berkeley ... Steve Reich, Alarm Will Sound perform at the Met Museum ... Rokia Traoré kicks off North American tour in NYC ...

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    Rokia Traoré Launches North American Tour Featuring "Excellent" (NY Times) New Album, "Beautiful Africa"

    Rokia Traoré kicks off a two-week North American tour at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater in New York City tonight, as part of the White Light Festival. The nine-city tour includes stops in Vancouver, Seattle, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Toronto, and Montreal. The New York Times' Ben Ratliff calls her new album, Beautiful Africa, "excellent," noting that it "balances rough and smooth, soft and loud, ngoni and chiming electric guitar, lilt and funk," and describes Traoré as "a self-possessed, intense performer." 

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    Steve Reich's "Radio Rewrite" Receives NY Premiere in All-Reich Alarm Will Sound Concert at Metropolitan Museum

    Steve Reich's new ensemble work, Radio Rewrite, which draws inspiration from songs by Radiohead, will receive its New York premiere in a concert by Alarm Will Sound at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday. The all-Reich program also features City Life, New York Counterpoint, and new takes on Six Pianos, Four Genesis Settings from The Cave, and Clapping Music, with the composer joining in. The performance will stream live on Q2Music.

  • Mehliana: Brad Mehldau, Mark Guiliana live

    Brad Mehldau, Mark Guiliana Launch Mehliana Tour of Europe

    Brad Mehldau kicks off a two-week, 12-city European tour in the new electric duo with drummer Mark Guiliana, Mehliana, in which Mehldau performs on Fender Rhodes and an arsenal of vintage synthesizers while Guiliana accompanies on drums and effects. The Mehliana tour begins with five concerts in France, followed by a set at Barbican Hall in London for the EFG London Jazz Festival and stops in Germany, Italy, Monaco, and Switzerland. You can listen to "Hungry Ghost," off the forthcoming Mehliana album, due in early 2014, here.

  • Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founders Rhiannon Giddens & Dom Flemons

    Carolina Chocolate Drops Bid Farewell to Founding Member Dom Flemons with December US Tour

    The Grammy Award–winning Carolina Chocolate Drops bid farewell to founding member Dom Flemons who is starting a solo career after a special December US tour to commemorate his time with the band. Led by co-founder Rhiannon Giddens, the band will tour throughout 2014 with Hubby Jenkins and two new musicians, cellist Malcolm Parson and mulit-instrumentalist Rowan Corbett, who will join the group in the New Year.

  • Jeremy Denk 2013 c1 sq Michael Wilson

    Nonesuch Events for the Weekend of November 8–10

    Jeremy Denk, who has written an essay on Bach for the Guardian, continues his residency with the San Francisco Symphony ... Audra McDonald joins Louisville Orchestra ... Sam Amidon tours Spain ... Devendra Banhart kicks off Latin American tour ... Bombino tours France ... Shawn Colvin, Mary Chapin Carpenter conclude duo tour ... Richard Goode gives free concerts at Colgate ... Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell tour Canada ... Iron and Wine heads South ... Kronos Quartet tours Northeast ... Brad Mehldau concludes solo tour in Madrid ... Joshua Redman is in Boston & Philadelphia ... Steve Reich joins all-Reich concert in London ... Chris Thile plays sold-out London show ... Rokia Traoré tours UK ... and more ...

  • Devendra Banhart: November tour rehearsal

    Devendra Banhart Launches Latin American Tour

    Devendra Banhart kicks off a three-week tour of Latin America featuring music from his Nonesuch debut album, Mala, with two shows at El Plaza Condesa in Mexico City, tonight (sold out) and Saturday. Banhart and the band—Noah Georgeson, Matthew Compton, Josiah Steinbrick, and Todd Dahlhoff, plus Rodrigo Amarante, who will join after this weekend’s shows—head next to four Brazilian cities, followed by shows in Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. 

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    Joshua Redman Quartet Launches US Fall Tour

    Joshua Redman and his Quartet kick off a cross-country tour of the United States with a performance at The Egg in Albany, New York, tonight, followed by stops in Boston, Philadelphia, Santa Cruz, Berkeley, Urbana, Chicago, and Pittsburgh. "As accolades from jazz critic and the public continue to rain down on Redman, he doesn't stand still," says the Times Union, previewing tonight's tour opener. "What fans will see is one of the world's great musical minds at work, in a setting that is sure to have moments that surprise even Redman."

  • Savannah Music Festival 2014: Punch Brothers, Fatoumata Diawara, Bombino

    Savannah Music Festival 2014 to Feature Punch Brothers, Chris Thile, Fatoumata Diawara, Bombino

    The Savannah Music Festival has announced the line-up for its 25th anniversary season, to be held March 20–April 5, 2014, and among the artists scheduled to perform are several familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Punch Brothers; Chris Thile, in a duo concert with fellow mandolinist Mike Marshall; and Fatoumata Diawara and Bombino sharing a double bill for two shows.