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WORKSHOP: New Communities of Sound: Improvising Across Borders

Jane Bunnett, Alain Derbez, Hamid Drake, Terrie Hessels, Abdoulaye Koné, Getatchew Mekuria, Brad Muirhead, Rob Wallace, Jah Youssouf

Published: 2009-09-11

An improvised musical performance featuring musicians from around the world who are able to combine very different traditions and styles into a single collaborative piece of art.

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  • New_Communities_of_Sound_Roundtable.MP3

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  • New_Communities_of_Sound_full.mp4

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  • New_Communities_of_Sound_highlights.mp4

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Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.