Benefit for the Frantz Casséus Young Guitarists Program
This special evening at ISSUE Project Room hosted by Marc Ribot and Howard Wolfson benefits the Frantz Casséus Young Guitarists Program in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti with a program of works by and in tribute to the great composer and teacher. Marc Ribot, along with two other disciples of Casséus: Italian classical guitarist Alberto Mesirca and Haitian guitarist Marc Mathelier, pay tribute in separate sets. The evening also features Trio Blastphemy (Curtis Hasselbring, trombone; Ben Holmes, trumpet & flugelhorn; Marcus Rojas, tuba;), vocalists Melanie Charles and Barbara (Perlow) Simon (who sung on Casseus' 1969 Haitiana recording reissued on Smithsonian Folkways) and Frantz's great nephew DJ Greg Caz.
The event also celebrates the publication of a new book of with newly found compositions, Frantz Casséus Guitar Works, compiled by Marc Ribot and Alberto Mesirca and published by Zimmerman.
7PM: VIP Ticket ($50)
** Exclusive performance by Marc Ribot & Alberto Mesirca
** Reception with complimentary drinks and DJ Greg Caz
** Reserved seating for 8pm Performance
8PM: General Admission ($25)
** Performances by Marc Ribot, Alberto Mesirca, Marc Mathelier, Melanie Charles, Barbara Simon, Trio Blastphemy
MORE INFO: http://issueprojectroom.org/event/frantz-casseus-benefit
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Brooklyn, NY 11201