Posts Tagged ‘Eric and Anthony McGriff’
Here is a short video clip of the McGriff brothers playing one of the songs from the Great American Modern/Pop Songbook during their set at Jazz & Wine (at CFAC) last night. The McGriffs, who have played many venues along the Corridor, opened for Mimi Jones.
You didn’t have to be a fan of classical music or chamber music to enjoy the performance by Haitian-American composer Daniel Bernard Roumain last night. His goal since age 5 has been to make the violin cool so it can be real; make it real so it can be relevant; and be relevant so he can build relationships.
Last night he made some new fans (from elementary school age to the upper decades) by interpreting everything from classic pieces, hip hop music, the national anthem of two countries and even the paintings on the gallery walls.
Roumain has worked with Luther Campbell, Bill T. Jones, Paul Miller (DJ Spooky) and many more.
His performance was part of the on-going series at the Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) exploring the music of the African Diaspora.
Stay tuned for an interview with Roumain, which will be published soon.
Twins Eric and Anthony McGriff demonstrated their clever musicianship playing from classics scores to tunes by Michael Jackson (Smooth Criminal and Beat It) at the T.A.P. Festival Program at Bethany Baptist Church today.
Activist Geneva Hayden was recognized as the 2012 Harriet Tubman Spirit Award during the program as well. The award was presented by Michelle Jones-Galvin, the great-grandneice of Harriet Tubman.