New Music America: Night of a Thousand Bands

November 18, 1989

Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description Finale: Night of a Thousand Bands. 1 ticket, 4 theaters, 12 groups, 4 hours, GO -- 25 bucks! (cheap). 
The night of a thousand (OK, a dozen) bands -- new music groups from all worlds in siumltaneous concerts in all 4 BAM theaters. Catch them all -- if you can.

BAM Opera House: The Butthole Surfers, psychedelic hardcore; World Saxophone Quartet with African drummers.

BAM Carey Playhouse: Bobby Previte playing "Claude's Late Morning"; Ned Rothenberg and Paul Dresher, "Opposites Attract"; The Ordinaires, boogies, waltzes and cha-chas in a musical K-Mart.

BAM Lepercq Space: A mini-festival within a festival, "The New Americans" immigrants who combine native traditions with western technology. Aster Aweke (Ethiopia), Thoeung Son Group (Cambodia), Sussan Deyhim with Richard Horowitz (Iran).

BAM Majestic Theater: Tiye Giraud -- this Afro-Caribbean vocalist-percussionist and group explore the trance state; Cachao and Son Primero -- the salsa pioneer in a rare concert of his own compositions; The Horseflies -- neo-primitives who mix bluegrass with everything from minimalism to reggae.
Identifier 1989f.00468
Season Fall 1989
VenueOpera House;Adam E. Max Gathering Space (Lepercq Space, Ballroom, BAM Cafe);Carey Playhouse (Music Hall, BAM Rose Cinema);BAM Strong (Majestic, BAM Majestic, BAM Harvey Theater, The Rudin Family Gallery)
directorYale Evelev