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Saturday, March 17, 2018 9:00 PM // El Club

Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone

Photo credit: Courtesy of Artist
 

Though hip-hop and jazz are clearly no strangers to one another, Sélébéyone takes the conversation between the two forms to “feverish new heights” (The WIRE), drawing from Senegalese rap, modern jazz, live electronics, and underground hip-hop to create a unique form of urban experimentalism.

Composer and saxophonist Steve Lehman, a “quietly dazzling saxophonist” (New York Times), has built a career creating innovative new music that packs a visceral wallop. He leads this international ensemble, which includes rappers HPrizm, a legend of New York’s underground hip-hop scene, and Gaston Bandimic, one of Senegal’s most distinctive young rap stars. This unique hybrid juxtaposes English and Wolof against changing meters and asymmetrical rhythms, giving rise to the development of a whole new musical universe. In Wolof, “sélébéyone” refers to an intersection, where two fixed entities meet and transform themselves into something previously unknown. “The international jazz-rap project Sélébéyone is a rare case of two genres mixing at their most far-out, abstract corners.” (Pitchfork)

Detroit spoken-word artist Jamaal May opens for Steve Lehman and Sélébéyone.

General admission standing-room ticket.

 

A co-presentation with El Club

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • The Wallace Foundation
  • JazzNet Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS

3/17/18 9:00 PM
El Club

Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone

Though hip-hop and jazz are clearly no strangers to one another, Sélébéyone takes the conversation between the two forms to “feverish new heights” (The WIRE), drawing from Senegalese rap, modern jazz, live electronics, and underground hip-hop to create a unique form of urban experimentalism.

Composer and saxophonist Steve Lehman, a “quietly dazzling saxophonist” (New York Times), has built a career creating innovative new music that packs a visceral wallop. He leads this international ensemble, which includes rappers HPrizm, a legend of New York’s underground hip-hop scene, and Gaston Bandimic, one of Senegal’s most distinctive young rap stars. This unique hybrid juxtaposes English and Wolof against changing meters and asymmetrical rhythms, giving rise to the development of a whole new musical universe. In Wolof, “sélébéyone” refers to an intersection, where two fixed entities meet and transform themselves into something previously unknown. “The international jazz-rap project Sélébéyone is a rare case of two genres mixing at their most far-out, abstract corners.” (Pitchfork)

Detroit spoken-word artist Jamaal May opens for Steve Lehman and Sélébéyone.

General admission standing-room ticket.

 

A co-presentation with El Club

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • The Wallace Foundation
  • JazzNet Endowment Fund

MEDIA PARTNERS