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Institute of Musical Traditions: Livestream with Seth Kibel & Flo Anito

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Institute of Musical Traditions

Seamus Egan, Jake Blount & Flo Anito+Seth Kibel

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020 at 8pm ET Live on Facebook and Youtube.com. Tune in for free. Tipping and merch purchases strongly encouraged.

Dave Eisner hosting for a webcast with some favourite performers! Tune in Live at https://www.facebook.com/Institute.of.Musical.Traditions/live_videos/ and / or youtube.com/imtfolk as we build our Traditions in a new way.

Jake Bount is an award-winning banjoist, fiddler, singer and ethnomusicologist based in Providence, RI. He is half of the internationally touring duo Tui, a 2020 Strathmore Artist in Residence and a board member of Bluegrass Pride. Although he is proficient in multiple performance styles, Blount specializes in the music of Black and Native American communities in the southeastern United States, and in the regional style of Ithaca, New York. A versatile performer, Blount interpolates blues, bluegrass and spirituals into the old-time string band tradition he belongs to. He foregrounds the experiences of queer people and people of color in his work. His teachers include Rhiannon Giddens, Bruce Molsky and Judy Hyman. He has claimed first place in both the Banjo and the Traditional Band categories at the prestigious Appalachian String Band Music Festival in Clifftop, WV. Blount has shared his music and research at the Smithsonian Institution, Yale University, and Berklee School of Music, among other venues and institutions. He has also appeared on Radiolab. He regularly teaches fiddle and banjo at festivals and camps like the Augusta Heritage Center’s Old-Time Week, the Ashokan Center’s Old-Time Rollick, and Midwest Banjo Camp. Blount tours domestically and internationally as a solo performer, with his duo Tui, and with his band The Moose Whisperers. He has performed and recorded solo, and in ensembles of up to six people. His first full-length solo album, Spider Tales, is out now on Free Dirt Records & Service Co. It debuted at #2 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart, received positive coverage from NPR, Rolling Stone and Billboard among others, and earned five out of five stars as The Guardian's Folk Album of the Month.

More at jakebount.com

Seamus Egan : It’s hard to think of an artist in traditional Irish music more influential than Seamus Egan. From his beginnings as a teen prodigy, to his groundbreaking solo work with Shanachie Records, to his founding of Irish-American powerhouse band Solas, to his current work as one of the leading composers and interpreters of the tradition, Egan has inspired multiple generations of musicians and helped define the sound of Irish music today. As a multi-instrumentalist, he’s put his mark on the sound of the Irish flute, tenor banjo, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, and low whistle, among others. As a composer, he was behind the soundtrack for the award-winning film The Brothers McMullen, co-wrote Sarah McLachlan’s breakout hit, “Weep Not for the Memories,” and has scored numerous documentaries and indie films since. As a bandleader, Solas has been the pre-eminent Irish-American band of their generation for the past 20 years, continuously renewing Irish music with fresh ideas, including a collaboration with Rhiannon Giddens on their 2015 album. As a performer, few others can make so instruments or such wickedly complex ornaments seem so effortless. Music comes as naturally to Seamus Egan as breath, but his mastery of the tradition is only one facet of his plans to move the music forward.

More at seamuseganproject.com

Seth Kibel & Flo Anito : Flo Anito is a quirky, clever songwriter with a great big voice, that is in turn, sweet, sultry, powerful, and emotive. Her stage presence is undeniable. Classically trained in Voice, Piano, and Cello, raised on the stages of Summer stock musical theatre, and studying Music under Anthony Braxton and Alvin Lucier at Wesleyan University, Flo's sound is a rare hybrid. Seth Kibel is one of the Mid-Atlantic's premier woodwind specialists, working with some of the best bands in jazz, swing, and more. Wowing audiences on saxophone, clarinet, and flute, Seth has made a name for himself in the Washington/Baltimore region, and beyond. He is the featured performer with The Alexandria Kleztet, Bay Jazz Project, Music Pilgrim Trio, The Natty Beaux, and more. Winner of 28 Washington Area Music Awards (Wammies), including "Best World Music Instrumentalist" (2003-11) and "Best Jazz Instrumentalist" (2005, 2007-8, 2011-14).

More at www.floanito.com and www.sethkibel.com

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Previous events

Date Event Location
 —  — Daryl Davis & Seth Kibel -- livestream concert Blue House Live! Blue House Live!
 —  — Institute of Musical Traditions: Livestream with Seth Kibel & Flo Anito Institute of Musical Traditions Institute of Musical Traditions
 —  — Seth Kibel & Michael Raitzyk -- outdoors at Market Space Market Space (near Iron Rooster), Annapolis Market Space (near Iron Rooster), Annapolis
 —  — Seth Kibel Trio: Salute to Duke, Benny & More Keystone Korner Baltimore, Baltimore, MD Keystone Korner Baltimore, Baltimore, MD
 —  — Seth Kibel Quartet Great Sage, Clarksville, MD Great Sage, Clarksville, MD
 —  — Lecture/Performance: The Music of Billy Strayhorn OASIS (Westfield Montgomery Mall), Bethesda, MD OASIS (Westfield Montgomery Mall), Bethesda, MD
 —  — NACE Fundraiser with Baltimore Swing Drop 1840s Plaza, Baltimore, MD 1840s Plaza, Baltimore, MD
 —  — Trad Jazz Jam De Kleine Duivel, Baltimore, MD De Kleine Duivel, Baltimore, MD
 —  — Music Pilgrim Trio Europa Senior Day Care, Baltimore, MD Europa Senior Day Care, Baltimore, MD
 —  — Mainstay Monday with Joe Holt The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD The Mainstay, Rock Hall, MD
 —  — Concert with Seth Kibel & The Kleztet Riderwood Senior Living Community, Silver Spring, MD Riderwood Senior Living Community, Silver Spring, MD
 —  — Lecture: The Jews of American Jazz Congregation Etz Hayim, Arlington, VA Congregation Etz Hayim, Arlington, VA
 —  — Swing Dance with Seth Kibel Quintet, feat. Flo Anito Towson Dance Studio, Lutherville-Timonium, MD Towson Dance Studio, Lutherville-Timonium, MD
 —  — Concert with Seth Kibel & The Kleztet Baldwin's Station, Sykesville, MD Baldwin's Station, Sykesville, MD
 —  — Seth Kibel Duo Brightview Crofton Riverwalk, Crofton, MD Brightview Crofton Riverwalk, Crofton, MD
 —  — Trad Jazz Jam De Kleine Duivel, Baltimore, MD De Kleine Duivel, Baltimore, MD
 —  — Atlas Intersections Festival -- Cafe Concert with Flo Anito Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC
 —  — Klezmer Brunch with The Music Pilgrim Trio (Seth Kibel, Vladimir Fridman, Bob Abbott) Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC, Washington, DC Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC, Washington, DC
 —  — Klezmer Shabbat with Seth Kibel & The Kleztet Temple Sinai, Washington, DC Temple Sinai, Washington, DC
 —  — Lecture: Giants of Klezmer OASIS (Westfield Montgomery Mall), Bethesda, MD OASIS (Westfield Montgomery Mall), Bethesda, MD