Kleinhans Music Hall is pleased to present Justin Adams & Mauro Durante coming to the Mary Seaton Room on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now to the public and start at $35. Music lovers can enjoy a 10% discount on the purchase of 4 or more tickets using code GROOVES at checkout.
Justin Adams, guitarist, producer and composer with deep experience in African traditions and post-punk grooves, in a new collaboration with Mauro Durante, one of the leading players in the pizzica style of Southern Italy and leader of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino.
About Justin Durante & Mauro Durante
Justin Adams, guitarist, producer and composer, has been a creator of wonders with Robert Plant in the Sensational Space Shifters. His production on landmark albums by Tinariwen and Rachid Taha highlights his feel for North African groove, while his award-winning collaborations with Juldeh Camara linked griot tradition with raw blues spirit. His work with artists such as Jah Wobble and Sinead O’Connor was infused with the spirit of post-punk London, while his solo guitar album Ribbons was cited by Songlines magazine among the top 50 albums of the past decade.
This new collaboration with Mauro Durante stems from a concert led by Ludovico Einaudi, the legendary Notte de Taranta in Puglia, where the two first played together, recognizing kindred spirits in the trance rhythms of Taranta which transcend “melancholia” or the blues. Mauro Durante toured the world for many years with Ludovico Einaudi playing violin and frame drums. He is one of the leading players in the pizzica style of Southern Italy and leads Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino, who have played great festivals all over the world. Last year they were featured in their own concert at the BBC Proms (where Justin Adams guested with them) and they won Best Group in the Songlines Music Awards.
About Global Grooves
The Global Grooves music series, aims to bridge cultures and ignite a shared passion for music. Through captivating performances which highlight a variety of cultures, it celebrates the rich tapestry of musical traditions from around the world, fostering cross-cultural understanding, appreciation, and unity among the beautifully diverse community of WNY. Kleinhans’ commitment to artistic excellence and cultural exploration drove them to curate a concert experience that transcends boundaries and enriches the human spirit.