Thank you to everyone who shared the music with us last weekend at Friday's CD release concert by the David Rogers Quintet, and Saturday's performance by Kakande at one of Brooklyn's endangered Undeground Railroad Safehouses.
If you couldn't make it to either show, you can still catch a bit of what you missed... Check out free music downloads below, and photos from these Jumbie Records concerts.
Free Music Download of
David Rogers Quintet Live at Barbes
Listen to a live cut from the CD release party. Sylvain Leroux's buoyant "Le Gros Be Jean" comes to raucous life in the hands of the band.
Click here to download a 5 minute excerpt
David Rogers Quintet featuring: David Rogers (tenor sax), Kenny Wessel (guitar), Sylvain Leroux (alto sax, Western & African flutes), Chris Lightcap (acoustic bass), and Rob Garcia (drums). Click here to read about the band.
Photos from Kakande
at the Abolitionist Safehouse
In Downtown Brooklyn, right off the Fulton Street Mall, several Abolitionists stood their ground against legal slavery in the United States. Harriet and Thomas Truesdell used to live at 227 Duffield Street, and they hid slaves in their basement. But now New York City thinks its a better idea to destroy this home and build an access road to a hotel and underground parking.
The highlight of the show was hearing Missia Diabate sing about the slave experience in this country. She understood the importance of being in the building where people escaped from slavery just a few generations ago.