The Center for Arts at the Armory Spotlight Series Presents Wesli from Haiti via Montreal – Roots and Rara with Afrobeat and Funk
Wesli’s musical journey has gone from stringing up an oil can with nylon fishing string to winning a Canadian Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year
Join us at the Center for Arts at the Armory on October 27 to experience Wesli and celebrate Fèt Gede, Haiti’s Day of the Dead, and prepare to enjoy many other performance and art offerings this fall that celebrate Haitian art and traditions.
Join us for a special concert with painter, illustrator, author, songwriter and former Guided By Voices guitarist Tobin Sprout in the Armory Performance Hall on Sunday, November 14th. Doors 6:30pm / Show 7:30pm. Hallelujah the Hills, described as “the kind of punk rock you’d expect on stage at the roadhouse from Twin Peaks” in The Boston Herald, will open. Click here for tickets.
Sprout will be playing from his latest album, Empty Horses, on which he reinvents his craft with a stark and poignant solo album, taking a dramatic and unexpected departure from his previous work. The album is a meticulously observed study of America and Americana (not the music, but the state of mind)–an alternative American Songbook, a collection of laments to simpler times and the struggle for what’s right, peppered with an examination of faith and the search for a sense of justice. In Guided By Voices, (1986-1997, 2011-2014) Sprout penned classic songs including “Atom Eyes”, “It’s Like Soul Man”, “Gleemer”, “A Good Flying Bird”, “14 Cheerleader Coldfront”, and released solo albums on Matador, Burger and Fire Records. On tour, Sprout will be joined by his longtime band with Tommy Schichtel, Steve Vermillion and Gary Vermillion.
It may have just turned 2017, but it’s time to party like it’s 1999! We’ve got a special treat for all you Prince fans out there — this weekend, the Boston Philharmonic Funk Foundation will be playing all your royal favorites, re-orchestrated for horns, winds, drums, and more! And the best part? You’ve got TWO opportunities to come to the show — Friday, January 6th & Saturday, January 7th. Get Friday night’s show tickets here & Saturday night’s show tickets here. Other deets are here.
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