Tribal Gallery presents Brenna MacCrimmon & Friends, Sat April 21
Saturday April 21, 2012 at 8 pm, $15. The Tribal Gallery presents an evening of Turkish, Balkan and Greek music with Brenna MacCrimmon, Jayne Brown, Sophia Grigoriadis and Louise Wrazen. Jayne Brown and Sophia Grigoriadis are members of Maza Meze, Toronto’s spirited world music ensemble. Louise Wrazen teaches ethnomusicology at York University and Brenna MacCrimmon is Turkey’s most famous non-Turkish folk singer. Will sell out – reservations advised call The Tribal Gallery 905-385-1829.
http://http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/brennamaccrimmon Brenna writes on her myspace page, “I stumbled across the music of Turkey and the Balkans some years ago and it took over my life. I’ve been back and forth between Canada and Turkey several times, at one point living in Istanbul and studying music for about 5 years. … Currently I’m based in Toronto. … Sometimes I perform with a group of like-minded Turkish music lovers in the New York & Boston area “Orkestra Keyif”. When I travel to California my friends “Edessa” (www.edessamusic.com) usually ask me to join them. Go hear this band live and be prepared to dance. I collaborate with “Baba Zula” Istanbul’s Turkish folk-psyche art rock band. “Selim Sesler” – a true master of Turkish clarinet – and I have been playing together for nearly 10 years. You can see me with Selim and Baba Zula in Fatih Akin’s film “Crossing the Bridge”.”