July 20–August 10, 2014
Americanafest NYC
  • Cassandra Wilson
  • The Campbell Brothers: A Sacred Steel Love Supreme Featuring visuals by Brock Monroe (World Premiere)
Friday, August 8, 2014 7:30 PM
Damrosch Park Bandshell

Cassandra Wilson

This daring, velvet-voiced performer has been breaking down barriers since her all-embracing Blue Light ‘til Dawn, an album that redefined jazz singing thanks to Wilson’s emotionally rich interpretations of blues, folk, and country songs, as well as standards and originals. This night, she will celebrate the landmark recording’s 20th anniversary.

The Campbell Brothers: A Sacred Steel Love Supreme (World Premiere)
Featuring visuals by Brock Monroe

These torchbearers of sacred steel guitar reveal the full gospel affinities and spiritual transcendence of Coltrane’s masterwork in a world premiere honoring its 50th anniversary. Monroe’s improvised light show will weave ethereal, lace-like patterns in real-time dialogue with the musical mantra.

Commissioned by Lincoln Center Out of Doors

Presented in association with the Americana Music Association

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