Asaran Earth Trio

This event was presented in association with Common Ground Concerts

Asaran Earth Trio

November 4 2017
South Presbyterian Church, Dobbs Ferry
Debut album release concert    Asaran Earth Trio

Why Should Your Heart Not Dance?

Astrid (Croatia), Artemisz (Hungary) and Anne (Brazil) evoke the earth’s profusion of voices. Their blend of traditional, jazz and choral music finds a perfect home in the acoustics of South Church’s vaulted sanctuary. Their close harmonies and world rhythms leap between improvisation, counterpoint, salty flirtation and stirring lament. RiverArts and Common Ground are honored to celebrate the release of this debut album.

Some places, in their stark beauty, or in their verdant abundance,  speak, as if they had a voice and words all their own. They defy language barriers, coalesce into song, and beg the question:

Why Should Your Heart Not Dance?   

Asaran Earth Trio poses this query to listeners, choosing the title for a collection of songs and original compositions that blend the best musical traditions of their respective homelands.

“My goal in life is to write things that groove, even when those things are very complex. It has to feel good,” laughs Brazilian-born singer and percussionist Boccato. She invited the two women vocalists, one with an earthy resonant alto and the other with crystal-clear high notes to form the group.  Astrid comes from the Italian-influenced region of Kvarner at the western edge of Croatia, and Artemisz from Budapest, Hungary. The chemistry was instant. Their close harmonies and intermingled rhythms have caused groups of strangers to break out in song, to cry, dance and laugh.

Why Should Your Heart Not Dance?     Asaran Earth Trio

(release date: November 3, 2017)

 

 

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