Marcelle Davis-Lashley, Tao Seeger, Alsarah & The Nubatones, & Toshi Reagon in Good Folk
TOSHI REAGON PRESENTS - Good Folk (Spring)- a seasonal artistic collaboration. The Artist involved are powerful, and brilliant. Each person is planted in the present with a knowledge of where they came from. Each person carries that line with them, changes it and spring it forward. Enjoy this conversation between three unique voices that some how move together in the world.
Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Marcelle Davies-Lashley is a classic hard working NY singer. One of those women that you have seen all over town making everyone else sound great, Marcelle has been seen with Carl Hancock Rux, Lizz Wright, and Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely among others. Drawing from her roots of Gospel, Jazz and R&B, Marcelle finally claims her place on center stage.
Tao Seeger. Music is in his blood. Fusing the folk styles of his family heritage with contemporary rock-n-roll, Tao Seeger’s music breaks all barriers of traditional folk bringing a unique and distinctive sound to the table.
Born in Poughkeepsie, New York, Tao is the eldest grandchild of folk singer Pete Seeger. Tao spent his childhood in Nicaragua where his father, Emilio Rodriguez, was a war correspondent, making documentary films about the Sandinista revolution. With little access to pop music in Nicaragua, Tao cherished his AC/DC and Metallica cassettes as well as the two tapes he had of his grandfather’s music. Surrounded by the Nicaraguan revolution, here began the merging of rock'n'roll and folk music that would come to influence Tao in his musical career.
Alsarah & The Nubatones came together out of a collective love for Nubian music and a genuine belief that Soul transcends all cultural and linguistic barriers. Inspired by the pentatonic scale they blend a selection of Nubian 'songs of return' from the 1970s-today with original material and traditional music of central Sudan. Their set is a musical journey through diaspora and migration from an urban lense.