Online support materials for NYSCA Presenting application

Here is additional information about our upcoming music presentations:

1. Biographies of proposed artist:

Sidi Toure (October 2011) VIDEO

Sidi Touré is a singer/songwriter from Bamako, Mali. His music is a type of songhaï blues. He started his career in the Sonhaï Stars, a regional orchestra. In 1984 he won the best singer award at a Mali National Bienale with an original song. He is touring the U.S. and Canada.

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (October 2011) VIDEO

Steve Riley, of Mamou, Louisiana, is a widely acknowledged master of the Cajun accordion and its singularly powerful sound. His Grammy Award-nominated band from southern Louisiana formed in 1988 and has since recorded 10 albums, nine of which are on Rounder Records.

Adam Rudolph and Moving Pictures (November 2011) VIDEO

Grounded in the American improvisational tradition, Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures Octet embraces musical forms and instrumentation of Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the African diaspora.

Plans for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 seasons are under way and will be finalized within the next few weeks.

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