Savani World Jazz Quintet

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CD Release Concert!

w/ openers Correo Aereo

Friday - July 22nd, 2011
8:00PM Show - 6:30PM Doors
$15 Tickets

Elspeth’s interest in African roots music began in childhood with an obsession for Scott Joplin’s rags, but she later became immersed in classical voice studies, earning a BA in Music from Wesleyan University. She was still primarily performing classical music when she had her first significant encounter with Cuban music. It was an epiphany. The rhythmic counterpoint and call-and-response singing was exciting and powerful, and in the ensuing weeks Elspeth put her classical voice training aside in order to focus on congas, Cuban dance, folkloric Cuban song, and Spanish language. “Concentrating most of my early efforts on drumming was a good decision,” Elspeth explains. “Nothing could have better informed my singing in this style.” As Rebecca Mauleon said regarding Cuban musicians, “We are all drummers.”

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