Vienna Carroll & Friends, Featuring Henrique Prince, Newman Taylor Baker & Keith Johnston
Before there was jazz or blues or gospel, there was Black folk music, the foundation of American music today. Come enjoy songs from a time when you had to make music to hear it. Songs from your Granny’s country church down South (or the little church you pass by right here in Harlem); songs from the vegetable man every Thursday; songs that helped our ancestors endure prison and escape slavery; songs of joy. Enjoy, join in, sing and dance with us.
Festival Lineup: http://harlemartsfestival.com
Profile, Vienna & Friends: http://harlemartsfestival.com/portfolio/vienna-carroll-friends
Ms. Carroll is pleased and honored to be joined by:
Henrique Prince – Fiddle / Violin. Founder and leader of the internationally renowned Ebony Hillbillies, one of the last black string bands in the US (and NYC’s only).
Newman Taylor Baker – Washboard / Percussion. Best known for Singin’ Drums, his exploration of the washboard, and his work with musicians Henry Threadgill, Billy Bang, Henry Grimes and Leroy Jenkins.
Keith Johnston – Guitar / Music Director. Music Director, RUINED, Denver Center. Music Director, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam. Artistic Director, American Theatre of Harlem. Co-founder, Back-A-Yard Theater. Director BET 30 Anniversary Upfront! Facebook.