The Bethany & Rufus Roots Quartet will bring folk music from all over the world to View on August 16, at 7:30 pm. Bethany met Rufus at the Knitting Factory in Manhattan, and many years later they are still reinventing traditional folk and defying the standard classification of genres. For example, with traditional bowing, plucking and percussive bow tapping, Rufus has transformed the cello into a rock powerhouse.
Bethany & Rufus Roots Quartet is comprised of Rufus Cappadocia and Bethany Yarrow (daughter of Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary), Yacouba Moumouni, and Brahim Fribgane. Weaving many influences into their unique sound, the quartet draws from roots music traditions of America, Niger, and Morocco. Their strength lies within the collaboration of their individual talents. Two dancers will accompany them with interpretive dance.
This program, beginning at 7:30 pm, will be entertaining, as well as educational, for the entire family. Refreshments will be available for purchase. This event is part of the New York State Presenters Network Presenters-Artist Partnership Project with support from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency. Tickets are $25/$20 for members, which can be purchased by calling View at 315-369-6411, or email info@ViewArts.org.
--David Weygandt, Performing Arts Intern