For those of you who missed it, or who were turned away (the house was packed on a Saturday afternoon), here’s a wonderful re-cap of The Sweetest Song concert, part of the Brooklyn Art’s Council’s HALF THE SKY Festival: Brooklyn Women in Traditional arts. The concert took place on April 28th, and I was honored to participate.
Thanks to Judith Z. Miller for her kind words!
… Bringing us Balkan Song, Eva Salina Primack, the first performer, set the tone of intensity for the afternoon, singing two Bulgarian songs, immediately plunging the audience into the group-felt realization that we were indeed collectively involved in a deep and meaningful cultural experience… http://artistsoulspeaks.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/the-sweetest-song/
earlier this week i had the honor and pleasure of working again with Dr. Catherine Roma and MUSE, Cincinnati Women’s Choir. they are an incredible group and will be competing in the World Choir Games this July. how nice to wake up to this video this morning!
4/28 Sweetest Song: Brooklyn Public Library 4-6.
Women’s singing traditions from around the world.
5/3 Eva Salina Band at Jalopy; with Michael Alpert & Julian Kytasty
5/8 Frank London Big Balkan Band feat. Eva Salina at the Bell House
5/10 Avi Avital Band at Joe’s Pub
5/16 Choban Elektrik CD release @ Rock Shop;
with Raya Brass Band and Which Way East Trio
5/18 Frank London Big Balkan Band feat. Eva Salina @Mehanata ROMANI Tabor Festival
6/1 Merima Kljuco and Eva Salina Primack at Alwan for the Arts
many new collaborations and debut performances coming up. also, i’m speaking on a panel and participating in a performance of unaccompanied women’s songs as part of half the sky, a festival put on the Brooklyn Arts Council towards the end of the month. a solo show, my new band featuring incredible players, psychedelic balkan rock, contemporary music based on traditional Bosnian songs, and song workshops–there’s something for everyone in the next couple months! http://evasalinaprimack.com/calendar/
I’m so excited to share this video excerpt of one of my classes from Mendocino Balkan Camp 2011 singing an arrangement of a traditional Bulgarian folk song. I’m incredibly proud of the work they did in such a short time!