Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge on February 16, 2011
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
New York City brims with such diverse multiculturalism; from the brashness of Chinatown to the old-world vibe of Little Italy to the island beats of Washington Heights. The world of music is equally colorful for Serbian native, Ana Milosavljevic, aka "ANA."
The composer/violinist adds a rockstar sheen to her Eastern European roots, particularly in her brand new work inspired by the folk song Zajdi, Zajdi. Also featuring pieces by Aleksandra Vrebalov and Svjetlana Bukvich-Nichols, this February 16 performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge includes collaboration with Q2 regular, Kathleen Supové and the New York City-based, contemporary dance company, TAKE Dance.
Sporting a red Viper electric violin, ANA has captivated audiences with her fusion of traditional Balkan music, electronica, jazz, pop and hip hop in venues as formal as Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center to the intimate nature of Cornelia Street Cafe. In this performance at (L)PR, ANA plays highlights from her recent album release, Reflections, self-described as a reflection of her dual musical citizenship of her native Serbia and her now-adopted home in New York. Intent on collaborating with artists of like duality, both featured composers are NYC transplants, with Vrebalov also hailing from Serbia and Bukvich-Nichols from Sarajevo.
Don't forget to poke around the Q2 Live Concert archive for more exciting live performances at your fingertips. You can access Q2 24/7 through our pop-out audio player or iTunes. (L)PR’s Technical Director is Richie Clarke and this concert was mixed by Noriko Okabe.
Ana Milosavljevic: Zajdi, Zajdi*
Aleksandra Vrebalov: The Spell III
Svjetlana Bukvich-Nichols: Before And After the Tekke