@ Le Volcan Scène Nationale, le Havre, France, June 8, 2010.

ABOUT "New York Revue"

Directed by Tamango & Jean de Boysson with:
Tamango, tap dance
Hassan Hakmoun, guimbre
Kaoru Watanabe, flute
Daniel Moreno, percussion
Bonga Jean-Baptiste, Haitian percussion
Mosin Kawa, tablas
Kenny Muhammad, beat box
Eric Chafer, bass
Fabio Morgera, trumpet
Jean de Boysson, veejay
Mouss Delli, lights
Patrick Faubert, sound
Brigitte Pougeoise, camera
David Desgardin, camera

Badal Roy (tablas) and Michael Henderson (bass), players on Miles Davis' controversial 1972 jazz-funk classic "On The Corner", partner with visionary guitarist Kenny Wessel (Ornette Coleman) and this amazing ensemble stepping off where "On The Corner" left off.

Joining Roy, Henderson, and Wessel is Mike Clark (drums), Steven Gorn (woodwinds), Ingrid Jensed(trumpet), Daniel Moreno (percussion), Rudresh Mahanthappa (saxophone), and Adam Klipple(keyboards).


URBAN TAP is directed by Tamango (artistic director, tap, didjeridoo, drums, spoken word) who is also a dancer, musician, and painter whose revolutionary approach to tap transforms his dance into music with a sharpened sense of style and awe-inspiring fluidity.

Born in Cayenne, French Guyana, Tamango moved to Paris at age eight and began a formal education in art. He started tap dancing in his early twenties at the American Center in Paris and the Beaux Arts de Paris, which he left to join the "university of the streets" before moving to NYC.

Somi is an American singer & songwriter of Rwandan and Ugandan descent.
Known in music industry circles for her tenacity and self-promotion, Somi's original and hybrid sound began to garner international attention from both jazz and world music audiences. She calls this fusion of an African flavor into Jazz as “holistic New African Jazz” [2].

In 2007, SanaaHouse Productions licensed Somi's Red Soil In My Eyes to the Harmonia Mundi/World Village label for her first international distribution deal. The record received wide critical acclaim with the hit single Ingele that maintained a Top 10 position on U.S. World Music Charts for several months. In 2009, Somi signed with independent record label ObliqSound.[3]

 Her label debut "If The Rains Come First" released in North America on October 27, 2009 and subsequently debuted at #2 on Billboard Magazine's World Music Chart. The album features Grammy winning South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela as a guest on one track. Additional featured musicians include Michael Olatuja, Madou Kone, Herve Sambe, Liberty Ellman, David Gilmore, Alicia Olatuja, and others. The album is co-produced by Michele Locatelli and Michael Olatuja. Recording sessions took place in both Paris and New York.



Tabla master Badal Roy with Dave Liebman - Sax, Kenny Wessel - Guitar, Steve Gorn - Bamboo Flute, Daniel Moreno - Percussion, Michael Henderson - Bass. Live at the Hartford International Jazz Fest, Oct. 10, 2008
 ABOUT BADAL ROYRoy began playing the tabla at age 10 or 11, studying with his uncle. After coming to New York, he began performing with Steve Gorn at a Manhattan restaurant called Raga, eventually attracting the attention of Miles Davis. Davis invited Roy to join his group, and he recorded on Davis's albums On the Corner (1972), Big Fun (1969-72; released 1974), and Get Up with It (1970-74).

Roy subsequently performed and recorded with many leading jazz musicians, including Davis, Dave Liebman, Pharoah Sanders, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Herbie Mann, Pat Metheny, Lester Bowie, Airto Moreira, Charlie Haden, Purna Das Baul, Yoko Ono, and Ornette Coleman (playing in Coleman's electric band Prime Time). In the 1990s Roy began performing with the Brazilian guitar duo Duofel. He has also collaborated with Ken Wessel and Stomu Takeishi in a fusion trio named Alankar. They currently have one album entitled Daybreak. Roy has appeared and offered workshops at RhythmFest, the Starwood Festival, and at the SpiritDrum Festival[3], a special tribute to the late Babatunde Olatunji (co-sponsored by ACE and Musart) with Muruga Booker, Jim Donovan of Rusted Root, Halim El-Dabh, Jeff Rosenbaum and Sikiru Adepoju, among others[4].

He often plays with Muruga Booker in the Global Village Ceremonial Band, and with Michael Wolff & Impure Thoughts. In 2004, Roy worked with Richie Havens on the album The Grace of the Sun. In the first half of 2006, Roy traveled to Japan in order to appear in a tribute for David Baker, his recently deceased recording engineer and friend. In addition to tabla, Roy also plays a variety of percussion instruments including shakers, bells, rain stick, and flexatone. His notable students include Geoffrey Gordon. In 2008 the album Miles From India, a tribute to Miles Davis, on which Roy appeared received a Grammy nomination.

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