Presented by: BCT Presents
Where: Buskirk-Chumley Theater
Orchestra Pit: $USD 55.00
Orchestra & Lower Balcony: $USD 40.00
Upper Balcony & Bench Seats: $USD 35.00
No showtimes available.
Rhiannon Giddens is an American artist of folk and traditional music, played on fiddle and banjo; Francesco Turrisi is an Italian pianist and percussionist well versed in jazz, early music, and Mediterranean music; at first blush, their worlds don’t overlap. But at a chance musical meet-up in Ireland they found that her 19th century American minstrel banjo tunes and his traditional Sicilian tamburello (tambourine) rhythms fit very naturally together. They soon discovered the reason for that – their respective roots coexisted in the past. Pictures of early minstrel bands depict the banjo and tambourine (called tambo) played together, with the tambo often being held in the same manner of the Southern Italian tamburello today.
The impact that West African music and dance have had upon American culture is by now well known, but centuries before, European music was being transformed by Arabic and North African modes, instruments, and rhythms. Working together, these two artists trace this musical globalism by reimagining the encounter of the banjo and the frame drum, and other instruments, through their journey from Africa, the Middle East, through southern Europe and England, and over to the Americas….
Rhiannon Giddens – vocals, banjo, fiddle
Francesco Turrisi – percussion, accordion, piano
Doors will open at 7:30pm for this reserved seating show. There will be no opening performer.
114 East Kirkwood Avenue
Bloomington, Indiana 47408
Owned by the City of Bloomington, the Buskirk-Chumley Theater is operated by BCT Management, Inc., a private non-profit organization. This theater, located one block east of the Courthouse Square, seats 600 with an orchestra level and a balcony. Concessions and items purchased from BLU Boy Cafe may be taken into the auditorium.
Restrooms, concessions, the box office, and the orchestra-level seats are all wheelchair accessible. Special seats are reserved for those using wheelchairs, which can be purchased via the box office at 812.323.3020. Street, lot, and garage parking is available across downtown Bloomington.