Jen Shyu solo: Inner Chapters + Duo with Mat Maneri in NY

Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Barbes
Address: 376 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY
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Born in Illinois from Taiwanese and East Timorese parents, Jen Shyu is a soloist and bandleader now based in NY, and has established herself as a pioneering and original voice in the improvisational, experimental jazz, and creative music and multidisciplinary worlds. Shyu has worked with innovators such as Anthony Braxton, Mark Dresser, Dave Burrell, and currently records and tours with saxophonist/composer Steve Coleman and Five Elements since appearing on his latest albums Harvesting Semblances and Affinities (Pi Recordings 2010) and Lucidarium and Weaving Symbolics (Label Bleu 2005 & 2006). She has done extensive music research in Cuba, Brazil, Taiwan, China, and most recently, East Timor.

In this performance, Jen Shyu brings you ancestral and original music, song improvisations for solo voice, piano, Taiwanese moon lute, er hu, & East Timorese lakado. Languages include English, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Tetum, Pinuyumayan (aka Puyuma) dialect.


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