Dee Dee Bridgewater – Red Earth a Malian Journey

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Red Earth a Malian Journey

Neither fusion nor compromise, Dee Dee Bridgewater unites great jazz singing with the Malian griot tradition. An amazing cast makes classical like Afro Blue sound reborn. After ecstatic reviews, Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Red Earth project comes to London for its only British performance.

One of the great voices of recent times, Dee Dee Bridgewater has created a breathtaking and innovative vision, retracing her African roots to Mail, and forging a natural, living blend of two deep cultures. Whether singing with Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins or Ray Charles, or exploring the art of Billie Holiday, Dee Dee is one of the most distinctive jazz voices in recent times – and she has a profound sense of the music’s traditions, taking them into a new world. Red Earth has amassed a tremendous response since the recording was was released last year – this is the first opportunity for UK audiences to experience its power as a live performance, combining leading artists from Mali – including Check Tidiane Seck and Baba Sissoko – with Dee Dee’s own stellar jazz group.

‘Red Earth is neither fusion nor compromise but a happy meeting of African musicianship and Afro-American romanticism.’ The Guardian

Region: All
Venue: Barbican Centre
Venue Address: Silk Street, London
Website: http://www.barbican.org.uk
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Name: Alex Webb
Phone: 020 7638 8891