CANCELED: Live from Alphabet City: KeniaMonday, January 25, 2021 @ 7:00pm - 8:30 p.m.
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Streamed on City of Asylum’s Virtual Channel. (Run-time 75 min)
Join us for an evening of jazz broadcasted live from the Alphabet City stage with Brazilian songstress Kenia. Sans a live audience, you can still give the Kenia your energy by clicking the free registration button!
Kenia Ashby‘s voice embodies the best of the Brazilian sound –deep and sultry, richly diverse, unexpectedly explosive. She is renowned for her ability to translate the complex rhythms of her Brazilian homeland into jazzy creations. From local clubs, to international performances, to her ongoing innovation in recording sizzling Brazilian beats, Kenia creates her own unique blend of Brazilian pop, samba, bossa nova and choro with great stage presence and a gift for engaging the audience.
Brazilian songstress Kenia is renowned for her ability to translate the complex rhythms of her homeland into jazzy creations that embody the best of the Brazilian sound–deep and sultry, richly diverse, unexpectedly explosive.
Kenia will take you on a musical tour from big named standards (think Gershwin, Lennon and McCartney), to works by contemporary composers (Romero Lubambo, Luiz Simas), and finally to song written for Kenia by Antonio Adolfo and Ivan Lins. The music ranges from nimble vocalese to jazz-edged forró, a style from Brazil’s Northeast and includes many high-energy tributes to influential Brazilian jazz musicians.