I’m very excited to be collaborating with Cambodian chapei master Kong Nay on a concert to be held April 20 at the Asia Society, NYC. Read more
One of only a few musicians to have survived the Khmer Rouge era, Kong Nay improvises with a satirical wit, part of a thousand-year-old tradition that gives poetic license to chapei
players. His playing is rhythmic and soulful.
For this concert, I’ll be collaborating with Kong Nay, guitarist Marc Ribot and drummer Rudy Royston on new musical forms based on Cambodian folk music and American Blues. It promises to be a musical adventure, a true meeting of minds and cultures.
For tickets and more info, please visit: http://asiasociety.org/new-york/events/kong-nay-special-guest-ben-allison
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This fall marks the 20th anniversary of the first Jazz Composers Collective concert. In celebration, we’re reprising the Collective Festival with a week-long series at the Jazz Standard in New York City.