Talib Kweli, Esperanza Spalding, Four Others Announced for Arsht's Live at Knight Series
|Photo by Sandrine Lee|
|Esperanza Spalding: The Grammys' Best New Artist of 2011, Live at Knight headliner, boombox enthusiast.|
From the Prince of Brooklyn to the baddest 'fro in popular experimental jazz ... The Adrienne Arsht Center has just announced the six-act lineup for its inaugural Live at Knight concert series.
Jumping off in October with Talib Kweli & Res's Idle Worship and ending seven months later with Esperanza Spalding, the 2012-13 season will also be bringing a Brazilian alt-rocker, a flamenco-singing crayfish, the Queen of Calypso, and 24 Japanese drummers to the Knight Concert Hall.
See the cut for the Live at Knight concert series's full lineup and ticket details.
Idle Warship: Talib Kweli & Res. Friday, October 19, 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $30 to $100 via arshtcenter.org. He's a Brooklyn-bred hip-hop legend. She's a Philly model and soul singer. Together, they're Idle Warship: "We are who you wanna be when you grow up."
For Live at Night, Talib and Res will be jamming with a nine-piece chamber orchestra led by local conductor Sam Hyken. And if you pay $100 for tix, you'll even get some backstage face time and a photo op with the Warship.
Lenine. Friday, October 26, 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $45 to $75 via arshtcenter.org. Yeah, Lenine's been hailed by the New York Times as "the new prince of Brazilian pop!" And sure, the decorated singer-songwriter is a 35-year vet of the Brazilian music scene who's won five Latin Grammys; soundtracked everything from soap operas to sitcoms; and written hits for Maria Bethania, Gilberto Gil, and O Rappa.
But his greatest achievement ... Sneaking a canary's chirp, a kettle's whistle, a child's heartbeat, waterfalls, and Facebook sound effects into the mix for last year's quirky record Chão.