Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sweet Plantain in Alaska

The fusion string quartet, Sweet Plantain, will be performing in Alaska this upcoming week.  Tomorrow - Friday - they will be in Juneau.  On Tuesday, they'll play in Haines.  Next Thursday will see them in Petersburg.  On Friday, November 4th, they'll perform in Anchorage at the PAC.  They are one of the best of string quartets who owe their legacy to both Haydn and the Kronos Quartet.

Here's a short description of the chamber group:
Specializing in genre-blurring, original compositions, Sweet Plantain's unique style fuses Latin, classical, jazz and improvisational forms. Giving voice to an urban, Latino sound, the group makes use of extended percussive techniques, some of them original creations, to showcase the rhythmic vitality characteristic of Latin music.
The first violinist, Eddy Venegas (a product of the superb Venezuelan music education system), also performs on trombone with the group.

Here they are, doing a cover of Cole Porter's song, Love for Sale:

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