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Matana Roberts

Jez Nelson presents New York-based saxophonist Matana Roberts and the latest chapter of her Coin Coin project. Roberts emerged in the middle of the last decade, blending elements of avant-garde improvisation with the contemporary rock and dub of her native city. Coin Coin is an ongoing, multi-part work, begun in 2011, tracing her family's African-American heritage back over several generations in music and text. Roberts is joined here by five other musicians in a performance of the new, second chapter, at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam.

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1 hour, 30 minutes

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Mon 9 Apr 2012 23:00

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