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Matana Roberts

Jez Nelson presents New York saxophonist Matana Roberts and five musicians in the latest chapter of her Coin Coin project, in a performance given at the Bimhuis in Amsterdam.

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 9 Apr 2012 23:00

Music Played

  • BBC Introducing Track

    • Olivia's Owls

      Our Power Struggles

  • Jez talks to Matana Roberts about Coin Coin

    • Matana Roberts' Coin Coin

      How Much Would You Cost?

      Composer: Matana Roberts

      • Coin Coin Chapter 1: Gens de Couleur Libres.
      • Constellation.
  • Matana Roberts' Coin Coin, recorded at the Bimhuis, Amsterdam on 21 March 2012

    • Untitled

      Line-up: Matana Roberts (alto saxophone / vocals), Jeremiah Abiah (vocals), Jason Palmer (trumpet), Shoko Nagai (piano), Thomson Kneeland (bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

    • Matana Roberts' Coin Coin

      Coin Coin Chapter 2 - Mississippi Moonchile

      Composer: Matana Roberts

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