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Markus James & The Wassonrai ~ Friday, December 28, 2012 ~ 7:00 p.m. Doors / 8:00 p.m. Music ~ $18.00 Members / $20.00 Non Members

Markus James & The Wassonrai ~ from “Hellhound On My Trail”

The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Markus James & The Wassonrai on Friday, December 28, 2012.  For many years, Markus James has been traveling in Mali and recording unique, Blues-influenced music with traditional Wassoulou and Sonrai musicians.  This has led to excellent critical acclaim for the recordings, film , and live performances which have evolved from these true cross-cultural collaborations.  Touring with The Wassonrai, Markus James takes the Blues back to its African roots – don’t miss this amazing show!  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with music beginning at 8:00 p.m.  Food will be available for purchase, along with a no-host bar.  Tickets are $18.00 for Miners Foundry Members and $20.00 for Non Members.  Tickets are available online, in person, or by phone at the Nevada City Box Office, or at Briar Patch.

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“Profound world blues passage… extremely distinctive pieces, driven by a seductive rhythmic circularity that’s a keystone of Malian traditional tunes and Delta blues.”  BILLBOARD MAGAZINE

For many years, Markus James has been traveling in Mali and recording unique, Blues-influenced music with traditional Wassoulou and Sonrai musicians. This has led to excellent critical acclaim for the recordings, film, and live performances which have evolved from these true cross-cultural collaborations.  In the US, Markus performs with Malian artists playing Kameme n’goni, the 8-stringed hunter’s harp of the Wassoulou people, kurubu and njarka violin of the Sonrai people, as well as calabash and Bolon, the 3-stringed gourd bass.

 

The music features vocals which alternate between Bambara, Sonrai, and English.
His collaborations in Timbuktu with Hamma Sankare (Calabash player on Ali Farka Toure’s tours and albums), Hassi Sare (master of the one-stringed Njarka violin), and Solo Sidibe (who plays the Kamele N’Goni, the hunter’s harp of the Wassoulou people) are the subject of the documentary film “Timbuktoubab”. This group has performed at the Festival In The Desert in 2003 and 2004, as well as in Timbuktu and other towns and villages in Northern Mali.  In the US, Markus tours with The Wassonrai, featuring Wassoulou musician Mamadou Sidibe, and Amadou Camara.  They have performed on numerous radio shows, including PRI / BBC’s “The World”.

Markus James

Tag Archive for: world music

Mykal Rose

 

 

 

 

 

Miners Foundry is pleased to present Mykal Rose on Thursday, July 21, 2022.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m.

The Miners Foundry offers a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.

For over 25 years, Mykal Rose has been recording and performing Jamaican music to the delight of reggae fans around the world. As a solo artist and with Black Uhuru, the “Ruff” Rose has achieved great success throughout his career, even as different Jamaican musical styles have phased in and out of popularity. Mykal kicked off his last world tour in 2018 reprising his Black Uhuru songbook. Miners Foundry is honored to present this veteran singer-songwriter and his unique Grammy award-winning voice to Nevada City this July!

Get Tickets! | $30-40
$30 Advanced General Admission (Standing / Dancing with Limited Seating)
$35 Door General Admission (Standing / Dancing with Limited Seating)
Miners Foundry Box Office

Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
(530) 265-5040

Mykal Rose

Mykal’s story doesn’t begin with Black Uhuru. In 1976, Michael Rose was already a seasoned performer, having honed his skills by performing on Jamaica’s hotel circuit. When an early incarnation of Black Uhuru (Ducky Simpson and Errol Nelson) approached Michael to join the group, he already had several solo singles to his credit. These include the original “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” and “Clap the Barber,” both recorded for producer Niney The Observer, and “Running Around” for Winston Campbell.
Heartbeat reissued the set on CD (Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner, HB 18), which includes the massive 12″ singles “Shine Eye Gal,” “General Penitentiary,” “Plastic Smile,” and of course, “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner.” At the forefront of the recordings and live shows was the charismatic Michael Rose, who had incredible stage presence and a vocal style all his own. So popular was his trademark sound that singers like Don Carlos, Junior Reid, Yami Bolo, and others embraced it as the “Waterhouse” sound.

 

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Brubeck Brothers Quartet

 

 

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The Miners Foundry is pleased to present Brubeck Brothers Quartet on Thursday, August 11, 2022.  Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the Show begins at 8:00 p.m.  The Miners Foundry offers a no host full bar and snacks available for purchase.

Although the Brubeck Brothers Quartet’s style is rooted in “straight-ahead” jazz, their concerts reveal an inherent ability to explore and play odd time signatures while naturally integrating the influences of funk, blues and world music. The group’s creativity, technique and improvisation can be heard in their uncompromising music, which reflects their dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz.

Get Tickets! | $30-40

  • $40 per seat | Reserved Cabaret Table (1-4 patrons per table).  Groups will be combined to create a full table.
  • $30 Advanced General Admission (Standing / Dancing with Limited Seating)
  • $35 Door General Admission (Standing / Dancing with Limited Seating)

Miners Foundry Box Office

Tickets available online, by phone or in person at the Miners Foundry Box Office:
325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA 95959
Tuesday – Friday | 9:00am – 4:00pm
(530) 265-5040

Brubeck Brothers Quartet

Chris and Dan Brubeck have been making music together practically all their lives.  Drummer Dan and bassist, trombonist, and composer Chris cut their first record together in 1966—nearly a half century ago. They’ve subsequently played a variety of styles in a number of different groups, as well as with their father, jazz giant Dave Brubeck, and with their own Brubeck Brothers Quartet. With Dan and Chris as the foundation, guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb, complete this dynamic quartet.  They perform at concert series, colleges, and jazz festivals across North America and Europe including the Newport, Detroit, Montreal, Playboy/Hollywood Bowl, and Monterey Jazz Festivals.

The Quartet’s last cd, TimeLine, celebrated Dave Brubeck’s famous 1958 State Department tour.  The CD received extensive airplay in major jazz markets across America and was a hit on the Jazz Week radio charts for five months.  The CD garnered dozens of stellar reviews, among them Dr. Judith Schlesinger of AllAboutJazz who wrote of TimeLine, “An exciting ride. These are magnificent players whose years together have forged a seasoned and well-oiled musical unit… Their joy in this playing, and each other, is audible.  Apart from its historic value—this is an exciting and varied outing, recorded crisply and with great warmth. The ‘Timeline’ it reflects is not just in years, but also in a legacy which—lucky for all of us—continues its powerful forward movement today.”

These versatile musicians also collaborate with or­chestras all across the U.S. as well as internationally. With Chris Brubeck’s compositions as a vehicle, the BBQ has performed with chamber/orchestral groups such as the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Russian National Symphony Orchestra and the Singapore Chinese Orchestra.

Safety Procedures

The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is the highest priority at the Miners Foundry.  Beginning April 1, 2022 there are no safety protocols in effect for Miners Foundry presented indoor public events.  Please click here for more info and FAQs.

Contact Info

Please contact the Miners Foundry Box Office at [email protected] with questions.