A red-hot, way-cool, free-flow fusion of World Music, Jazz and Spoken Word.
Derrik Jordan: electric violin, percussion, vocals. Jim Matus: electric laoutar, vocals. Tony Vacca: balafon, gongs, percussion, spoken word…
with special guest from Senegal, Massamba Diop (the tama drummer for Baaba Maal).
Impulse Ensemble with Massamba Diop is a truly special flavor of World Music, and this is Massamba’s last concert before returning home to Senegal.
THE ARTS BLOCK 8pm $10/$13
289 Main St. Greenfield, MA TICKETS:www.theartsblock.com
Tony Vacca, Jim Matus and Derrik Jordan are three musicians with some unlikely common ground. They share a special interest in the converging traditions and innovations that are redefining what it is to be an American musician at this point in time.
They are passionate and mesmerizing performers on their respective instruments, equally at home in a written composition or in a totally free-form improvisation. They have each produced many recordings of their own music, and have traveled far and wide in pursuit of their visions. In creating Impulse Ensemble they are combining forces to make some truly extraordinary music.
For a live-in-concert video clip go to their web site: www.impulseensemble.com and just click on the home page photo.
To watch a video clip of Massamba Diop in concert with Baaba Maal go to: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2525gcsCqM8