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World Nomads: Music

Thursday, May 1, 2008 at 8pm

In May, FIAF launches World Nomads, a series that examines the cross-cultural exchange of ideas, artistic expression, and style. This transcultural journey begins in contemporary Africa bringing artists together for engaging programs considering Africa's cultural impact on France and the rest of the world.

To open its inaugural World Nomads series, FIAF presents the well-traveled, satin strains of soul singer Ayo, performing selections from her double platinum-selling (France) album, Joyful. Born in Germany to a Nigerian father and a Roma mother, and ever keeping Paris as her spiritual home, Ayo’s pedigree seeps deep into bittersweet songs built from the world. Liquid organ riffs, acoustic guitars, and bongos punctuate mellifluous vocals that float with ease over deep reggae beats, evoke the stages of the Elysée-Montmartre in one moment, and the streets of Lagos in the next.

Related Links
Ayo’s official website
Ayo’s MySpace page
Ayo's YouTube video

Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street

FIAF Members $20
Non-Members $25
Students with ID $20

With support from Trace magazine, the official media sponsor of World Nomads 2008.
Image © Jean-Marc Lubrano

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