LIVE from Southampton Arts Center:
The Music of Mali with Yacouba Sissoko and LUMA
Presented by The Jam Session
Tickets: $10 ($5 for Children and Students) | RESERVE TODAY!
Doors will open at 7 pm for themed refreshments compliments of Southampton Social Club and Union Cantina.
The “LIVE from SAC” program continues with the return of Yacouba Sissoko along with the world funk band LUMA, together forming a music collective performing traditional music of Mali as well as music rooted in the funk and groove tradition. This collaboration came to life in 2014 and they have performed together with great success, constantly evolving their eclectic musical vocabulary. The concert will be a unique experience and an opportunity for the local community to hear authentic Malian music, storytelling, and funky grooves.
Performing will be: Yacouba Sissoko – Kora / Dan Lauter – Sax /
Jeff Marshall – Bass /Claes Brondal – Drums and vocalist Natu Camara.
Yacouba is in demand as one of the best Kora players in the world, performing with jazz, Latin and R&B bands, as well as traditional African songs. In addition to performing as a soloist and with his band SIYA, he has toured with a variety of well-known artists including Regina Carter, Baaba Maal, Rachel Brown, Kavita Shah, Kakande, and Roberto Fonseca. Yacouba has also recorded with Harry Belafonte, Paul Simon, Abdoulaye Diabate, and Ami Koita.
LUMA, which stands for Life, Unity, Music, Amplified had much success in the Hamptons from 2003- 2007, playing at high profile events like James Beard Chef and Champagne, The Hampton Classic, Pacific East Restaurant, numerous private parties, and then carried continued with appearances in NYC where they won a Starbuck sponsored best original band contest in the village, competing against rock bands. They performed at the Blue Note and Summer Stage, and one of their recorded singles, “Ever So Slow”, was picked up for an XM Radio summer ad campaign.
About The Jam Session:
The Jam Session is based on the art of improvising with Jazz as the primary foundation, with other styles and influences present as well. TJS is continuously trying to promote and encourage musicians and audience members from the global community to participate, creating an eclectic mix of music and culture. Inspired by the late night jam sessions and loft rehearsals in New York City, TJS believes that the evolution and survival of improvisational music takes place in front of a live audience, being inclusive and accessible to all who want to engage. Frequent local home for The Jam Session is Bay Burger in Sag Harbor.
Southampton Arts Center honors Blue Sphere Foundation and its Founder, Shawn Heinrichs, in a seven week presentation of Shawn’s works of art, curated by Matthew Hockley Smith. The exhibit seeks to inspire action and drive conservation of our oceans and the vulnerable marine life within them.