Weston-Candido 4-8-12 NYU-AAA -2   

An African Nubian Suite composed and performed by Randy Weston with his African Rhythms Orchestra


Jayne Cortez


Robin D. G. Kelley

(Author of Africa Speaks, America Answers:

Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times ) 


Easter Sunday, April 8, 2012, 7:00 pm

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

566 LaGuardia Place at Washington Square, NY, NY 

Ticket prices: $15 (regular); $10 (NYU students, faculty, staff);

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To purchase tickets please visit the Skirball website or call 

212-352-3101 / 866-811-4111


Special Guest: Wayne B. Chandler  (Author of Ancient Future: The Teachings and Prophetic Wisdom of the Seven Hermetic Laws of Ancient Egypt


T. K. Blue (Sax & Flute)

Alex Blake (Bass)

Billy Harper (Tenor Sax)

Candido (Percussion)

Cecil Bridgewater (Trumpet)

Howard Johnson (Tuba)

Lewis Nash (Drums)

Martin Obeng (Balafon)

Neil Clarke (African Percussion)

Robert Trowers (Trombone)

Ayodele Maakheru (Banjo)   

Salieu Suso (Kora)

Min Xiao Feng (Pipa)

Tanpani Demda   Cissoko (Singer)

Lhoussine Bouhamidy (Ganawa)

Randy Weston is an internationally renowned pianist, composer, bandleader and cultural ambassador, whose compositions encompass the vast rhythmic heritage of Africa. He is an NEA Jazz Masters and 2011 Guggenheim Fellow. An African Nubian Suite was developed with support of the Guggenheim Foundation. An African Nubian Suite salutes the Nubians who were the first human race on earth and the oldest of the great civilizations in Africa. The suite was conceived through Weston’s relationship with the traditional peoples of Aswan where he married his wife. Listeners can expect to hear the spirituality of Africa with music and poetry.