From Phoebe Bodkin ’17:
Psoy Korolenko (Russia/US) [avant-bard & wandering scholar] presents “WHAT DOES IT MEAN?” – a multilingual folk-funk-punk cabaret in English, Yiddish, Russian, French, and some Portuguese. The “avant-bard” and ”wandering scholar” Psoy Korolenko presents his unique multilingual one-person folk-funk-punk cabaret.
Recent and early, translated and original, old and modern, serious and funny songs in English, Yiddish, Russian, French, and some Portuguese.
Psoy Korolenko’s one-person cabaret-esque show balances folk, chanson and klezmer, free style poetry and intellectual comedy. On stage since 2000, he has released two books (one more in print) and more than 15 CD’s, solo or in collaboration with other musicians.
He is a member of the organizing committee for the music festival JetLAG in NY area, a guest of many klezmer music festivals, an ex-artist in residence at the Trinity College (Hartford), University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA). An author of insightful and sophisticated Russian sung poetry, he is also known for his keen and explorative vision of the art of translation, ”tradaptation”, and what he calls Spell-Art (i.e. playing with foreignness, emphasizing linguistic distances, switching languages etc).
Date: Friday, March 31
Place: Russell House
****Cuddle Magics stunning return to Wesleyan — you won’t wanna miss this one!!****
Cuddle Magic was formed a decade ago in Boston by multi-instrumentalists Benjamin Lazar Davis and Christopher McDonald, who were shortly joined by Dave Flaherty, Alec Spiegelman, Kristin Slipp and Cole Kamen-Green. Throughout three full length albums, and especially in their live shows, the band showcases a uniquely focused and creative approach to pop orchestration. Cuddle Magic has been described as “dance-listening music” that unfolds in waves of vocal harmony, contrapuntal brass and woodwinds, dense wordplay, and overlapping rhythmic cycles.
Cuddle Magic’s fifth full length album, ‘Ashes/Axis’, is due out early next year on Northern Spy. The album was recorded and mixed at Trout Recordings with Bryce Goggin (Antony and the Johnsons, Swans, Pavement) and assistant engineer Adam Sachs.
Here’s the new album. Warning, it’s FIRE.
Hannah Judd has been known to bring her cello musical stylings through the backyards and basements of Maine, New York, and Philadelphia. In her off time, she can be found feeling many feelings, wrapping herself in blankets and pondering the immortal ethnomusicological questions.
She has a dope new record out!! Peep it here.
Date: Friday, March 31
Place: Earth House