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* Duet for Abdelrazik | Matana Roberts & Stefan Christoff
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Listen to the title track from Duets for Abdelrazik, a musical collaboration
between celebrated jazz saxophonist Matana Roberts and pianist/community
activist Stefan Christoff.
Recorded in 2010 at Hotel2Tango studios in Montreal, on a freezing winter
morning by Thierry Amar, this duet sparked a creative process leading to the
Duets for Abdelrazik album, released on 06/2012 at the Suoni per il Popolo.
Duets for Abdelrazik features the artistic work of community-driven musicians
in Montreal, for a series of beautiful collective compositions, that express
musical solidarity with the struggle of Abousfian Abdelrazik for justice,
attempting to speak artistically to the incredible humanity of Abdelrazik's
struggle against government-driven injustice, torture and imprisonment without
Matana (mah-tah-nah) Roberts; internationally recognized, chicago born
saxophonist/multidisciplinary sound conceptualist; working in various mediums
of performance inquiry; has created alongside visionary experimentalists of
this time period in various areas of improvisation, dance, poetry, visual art,
theater; as a saxophonist, documented on various sound recordings as
collaborator, side woman and leader. some recent work focused on the
place/problem of memory/tradition as recognized, deciphered, deconstructed,
interrogated through radical modes of sound communication, alternative styles
of musical notation, and multi genres of improvisation; based in new york city.
Stefan Christoff is a Montreal-based musician, writer and community activist.
Stefan Christoff / email@example.com
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