Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Rufus Cappadocia: Solo Cello At Brooklyn's Ink Well

Rufus Cappadocia, one of the leading voices on the cello today, will be performing at Brooklyn's Ink Well as part of PLG Arts Presents Jazz on Thursday, December 11th at 8:00 PM. From the modalities of Middle Eastern, West African and pan-European folk forms to blues, rock and jazz along the way, adding elements American roots, Mediterranean textures, and Caribbean percussion for good measure, Cappadocia's effortless and natural embrace of all music is awe-inspiring.

Rufus Capadocia: PLG Arts Presents Jazz at the Ink Well
Located In Brooklyn (Prospect Lefferts Gardens)
408 Rogers Ave bt. Lefferts & Sterling St.
Q train to Prospect Park, come out the back of the train, go down Lincoln 3 blocks to Rogers, turn left on Rogers.
718-675-6145 or cell 718-926-0091
Doors open at 7:30 PM
$5 Admission -- All proceeds support the performers and PLG Arts.
For more information, contact rina@plgarts.org or visit www.plgarts.org

Rufus Cappadocia has toured throughout the Americas and Europe with numerous groups and is known for his collaborations with artists from all over the world... from the Balkans to the Caribbean, from West Africa to North America. He has toured extensively with Urban Tap and The Paradox Trio. Cappadocia has just finished recording for Pest Records with Badal Roy (who played tabla with Miles Davis) and Barney Mcall (who plays piano with Gary Bartz); a Canadian release with Hugh Marsh (violin) and Bary Romberg (drums); and is currently recording a new project, Vodou Jazz Ensemble with "Bonga" Jean-Baptiste as well as a CD of unaccompanied solo cello.

After years of experimentation and practice Rufus now plays a self designed Five String Electric Cello that extends the bass range of the cello and through amplification expands the tonal possibilities of the instrument. Rufus has made a career of going where few cellists have gone before. He has appeared on CDs with Ross Daly, Kif, David Fiuczynski, The Paradox Trio, Odetta, Michael Blake, and Tamalalou. Rufus has also performed with Kasse Mady, Aretha Franklin, The Black Rock Coalition, Esma, Theodossi Spassoff, Seamus Egan, Eileen Eivers, Cheick-Tidiane Seck, Vernon Reid, and many more.


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