10/09/2018 - 1:41pm
Yacine Boulares and Vincent Segal

Live at Rizzoli Bookstore, NYC

Sunday 21 October 2018 - 5pm

1133 Broadway (btw 25th and 26th st.)

In a special duo show, Yacine Boulares and Vincent Segal will present music from Suites for Abu Sadiya along with readings of poems and songs from the Tunisian Stambeli tradition.  
In 2014 Brooklyn based French-Tunisian saxophonist Yacine Boulares met French cellist Vincent Segal on the recording of Placido Domingo's intimate album Encanto del Mar and they decided to work together on a new project reimagining the forgotten Stambeli repertoire. Stambeli is a healing trance music created by the descendants of Sub-Saharan slaves brought to Tunisia. Boulares and Segal's original compositions form a series of variations on the legend of the hunter Abu Sadiya. In his wandering search for his enslaved daughter, Abu Sadiya danced and sang his sorrow in the streets of Tunis thus becoming the first musician of Stambeli and personifying the memory of Sub-Saharan slaves in Tunisia.

To listen to a preview playlist of next week's concert please click here!

Rizzoli Music Aperitivo is sponsored by Mionetto Prosecco and curated by Mondo Jazz, the weekly Radio Free Brooklyn show dedicated to international jazz.

Please rsvp to mhuston@rizzoliusa.com or simply reply to this email. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $20 and include complimentary prosecco.

Yacine Boulares is a New York based, French-Tunisian saxophonist, clarinetist and composer. After graduating with a BA in Philosophy he decided to take a year off to respond to the urge to play music. After winning the Esprit Jazz Festival Competition in Paris and studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, he was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music, where he studied with the likes of Chris Cheek, Donny Mc Caslin, Reggie Workman. In 2014 he was part of an intimate band picked by producer and arranger Robert Sadin to accompany Opera legend Placido Domingo on his remarkable record Encanto Del Mar. In 2015 he released the widely acclaimed album "Ajoyo", a mystic brew of African tradition, jazz and soul. In the meantime, Yacine continues to play as a sideman both in the jazz repertoire with the likes of Sheila Jordan, Theo Bleckman, Becca Stevens and Senri Oe.

French cellist Vincent Ségal studied at the National Music Academy of Lyon and the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. He is world-renowned for his eclectism and for his prestigious collaborations and very original projects. He has worked with, among others, StingElvis CostelloCesaria EvoraCarlinhos BrownBlackalicious, and the French reggae band Tryo. In 1986 he and Cyril Atef formed the downtempo electronica duo band Bumcello that won the Victoires de la Musique award and was named Electronic artist of the year in 2006. In the past decade he has been very active in his duo with the Malian kora master Ballaké Sissoko.

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