The last five years have been quite remarkable for Nikki Brown. Nikki a small business owner as well as a student and a member of the Naval Reserves moved to Atlanta in 2008. In 2009 she began dating Chuck Brown. In 2010 they got engaged, in 2011 they got married, and in June of 2012… more »
Exhilarating! That may be the best word to describe the concert by the members of the Touré-Raichel Collective. Even before coming on stage, the set was alluring, feature a grand piano and electronic keyboards on the left and a bass guitar on the right. In between was a guitar and the lovely round shape of the… more »
I walked up to the Rialto without having any idea what to expect from a night of Cajun music. My experience with Cajun culture was limited to Popeye’s commercials, which is like saying I have an understanding of Latino culture after eating Taco Bell. Feufollet captured my attention from the very start with their sheer… more »
For Feufollet and Cedric Watson, the terms “preserving traditional music” and “taking the tradition forward” have been overused. These musicians aren’t trying to impress anyone. They play music because they hear it in their minds and need to release it through their instruments. Cedric holds his fiddle like a cherished infant, because his arm would… more »
Saturday’s show at the Rialto Center for the Arts brought me to appreciate even more, flamenco – a favorite of mine – as well as classical Indian music. Anoushka Shankar and the artists on stage blended Indian and flamenco traditions seamlessly to create new sounds that opened me to new ideas about the art forms, myself,… more »
With the Rialto’s Director Leslie Gordon extending a warm welcome to all the patrons and thanking the devout sponsors for their continued support, promptly followed by a special greeting presented by the Southeastern USA’s newly minted Consul General Ajit Kumar of India’s Republic, the anticipated “shock and awe” concert by global performer Anoushka Shankar was… more »
I’m so glad that I decided to go see Spanish Harlem Orchestra at the Rialto on Saturday. It truly was the highlight of my weekend. These guys are amazing and talented musicians that electrify the audience.
The orchestra features a powerful horn section that instantly lifts your spirits. There is no way to feel down… more »