Rock Paper Scissors announced upcoming Winter concerts and tours across the nation:
Eileen Ivers, An Nollaig: An Irish Christmas 2011 Tour
Eileen Ivers and her ensemble will take Christmas festivities across the U.S. this December. Whether teaming up with local orchestras or with community dancers and singers, Ivers presents a vision of Christmastide that embraces the friendliness of a family gathering and the supreme musicality of a seasoned, skilled master.
Tour Dates in Northeast, Midwest, and Texas.
Club d'Elf, Electric Moroccoland/So Below (Face Pelt Records)
Morocco, the country that had fired his musical imagination for more than a decade: In a strikingly vivid dream, he felt himself swimming upwards in the air as fantastic landscapes, mountains, and tiled buildings stretched out beneath him.
Concert: 12/11/11 New York, NY
Slide to Freedom, 20,000 Miles (Northern Blues)
They sat in silence, holding their breath as the last note of a wild, twining jam faded in a legendary Memphis studio. “Well, what are we going to call that?” laughed sacred steel elder Calvin Cooke, looking across the room at the 17th-generation Indian virtuoso, the hard-touring Canadian folk musician, the merry tabla whiz, the bold singer-songwriter from Austin.
The Afro-Semitic Experience, Further Definitions of the Days of Awe (Reckless DC Music)
For The Afro-Semitic Experience, there is dancing before the temple of sound. The kings and queens of the Cotton Club trade eights with the rock stars of cantorial music’s golden age. Booker T and the MGs and Astor Piazolla inspire new visions of High Holy Day chants.
Concerts: 12/18/11 White Plains, NY; 01/07/12 New York, NY
KG Omulo, Ayah Ye! Moving Train
Singer, songwriter, and dance-floor instigator KG Omulo can do anything. He regularly packs American clubs with gritty calls for justice and hard-hitting Afrofunk. He has moved sold-out arenas with his baritone voice in his native Kenya. He takes on the dark ironies of politics, with anger in the groove, reveling in the potential to shake things up while shaking your thing.