Montclair residents, master drummer Glen Velez and his rhythm vocalist wife Lori Cotler will bring their unique brand of world music to Symphony Space on January 7 at 8 p.m.
Regarded as the founding father of the modern frame drum movement, four-time Grammy Award-winning percussionist Velez and his band, “Ta Ka Di Mi Project” will perform in a one-night only, double-header concert, along with Trio Globo.
The “Ta Ka Di Mi Project’s” playing represents the primal rhythm cycle of four beats, intended to lead the mind from the mystical realm of numbers and into the sublime world of music and sound. The performance will feature compositions derived from music of the Mid-East, Central Asia and the Mediterranean region. An array of frame drums, bird calls and exotic noisemakers blend with South Indian Konnakol drum language, soulful melodies and jazz-inflected scat, that promises to deliver a unusual program of pure rhythm and pulse. Velez and Colter will be joined by percussionists Shane Shanahan and Yousif Sheronick.
Ta Ka Di Mi Project
Friday, January 7, 8 p.m.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street)
Tickets: $30/$20 Students + Seniors
To purchase tickets, click here or call 212.864.5400