Looking for a once in a lifetime opportunity to make some music with a living legend?
Artpark has got you covered July 19th 30th when Cyro Baptista comes to Artpark for a two week residency.
Join Cyro Baptista as he leads free daily percussion workshops with collaborators Billy Martin of Medeski Martin & Wood and pianist Brian Marsella.
A project of true inclusion, the workshops are open to all and will bring participants together in re-discovering the most ancient form of communication — sound.
Instruments will be provided but you may also bring your own instruments. No musical background required. Workshop will meet daily at the Emerald Grove stage (Rain location: Artpark Gallery).
On July 19th
Catch Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits live on the Amphitheater stage prior to Ziggy Marley’s set as part of the Coors Light Concerts at Artpark Series. Tickets are $12-$27
Banquet of the Spirits ensemble will include:
Cyro Baptista; Brian Marsella; Shanir Blumenkranz; Tim Keiper and Iuri Oriente.
CYRO BAPTISTA arrived in the U.S. in 1980 from his native Brazil, and has emerged as one of the premier percussionists in the world. A veteran of stage and studio work with the likes of Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, Trey Anastasio, John Zorn, Yo-Yo Ma, Laurie Anderson, Cassandra Wilson, Sting and many others, Baptista is one of the most sought-after players around. His visionary approach to music-making stresses inclusion, community, and pushing past boundaries, while remaining refreshingly fun and accessible.
In a polarized culture, music can be a unifying force that enables people to find a common language, if only for a moment. World-renowned percussionist Cyro Baptista believes there has never been a better time to bring people together to re-discover that most ancient form of communication: Sound!
Working with fellow artists Billy Martin (drummer for Medeski, Martin and Wood), pianist Brian Marsella and sculptor Shasti O’Leary Soudant, Baptista is coming to Artpark in Lewiston, NY for 10 days of workshops, performances and an interactive installation that promises to reaffirm his belief in music’s transformative powers.
Read full interview with Cyro at artpark’s website: http://www.artpark.net/cyro-baptista