Projects

 

PROJECTS 

 

Life, Music and Love in NYC…So Far

On February 16, 2019, Dawn performs with acclaimed pianist & conductor, Brian Holman at Pangea in NYC. Join them as they take a look at life and love in NYC so far, with side-trips to Liberia, Nigeria and a hop over to France and Italy, through a variety of music: Traditional and original compositions from Liberia and Nigeria (Princess Hawa Daisy Moore, Akin Euba, Joshua Uzoigwe); American songs (Undine Smith Moore, Chandler Carter, William Bolcom); and arias by Verdi with a little piano music by Chopin. Special guest appearance by Kofo the Wonderman, master drummer. Music Director: Ira Siff.

For more information and to purchase tickets: Dawn@Pangea

A concert of songs from West Africa

An exploration of the sounds and songs of West Africa. Recently performed as a New York Times “top pick” in the Spring of 2016, Dawn performed alongside renowned master musician colleagues, Yacouba Sissoko, Kevin Nathaniel Hylton, Kofo “the Wonderman”, and Anicet Munundu, traditional music from West Africa, including Liberia, Nigeria, Ghana, sung and played on  instruments including the kora, the djbeme, talking drums, mbira, and the shekere.

The songs in their original forms were arranged and composed by some of West African greats – Akin Euba, H. Kwabena Nketia, Joshua Uzoigwe, and Princess Hawa Daisy Moore.

Research and performances of traditional music from Africa continue.

West African “Tradi-Moderne” Sound

 

In the summer of 2016, Dawn collaborated with master Senegalese master guitarist, Baye Mahanta Diop, on arrangements and performances of longtime West African songs of her repertoire, creating a new “tradi-moderne” sound that captures the sounds of West Africa.

Hear them here.

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