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Charming Hostess: An Homage to Radical Diva Adrienne Cooper
March 16, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm| $10 - $20
Charming Hostess is a music ensemble at the intersection of voice, text and Diaspora consciousness. Our mission is to make lovely noise about complex ideas. We draw sonically from the sounding body – voices and winds, handclaps and heartbeats, sex-breath and silence. Individual voices and experiences come together to create a dialogic, multi-faceted whole. ChoHo’s music has been curated into the Prague Bienalle and the Museum of Peace in Uzbekistan, as well as YBCA and the Contemporary Jewish Museum in SF. Tonight we will be honoring the radical Yiddish hero Adrienne Cooper who passed on last month. Teacher, activist, diva, inspiration to many, Adrienne’s work went, in her words, “from grit to grace.” She was serious about music and text, and she was also funny and fabulous. We miss her. Tonight we will be honoring her spirit with Jewish music, traditional and new. We will be focusing on Jewish music from the Mediterranean, but we will have some Yiddish ones in there too!
and special guests!
“Charming Hostess makes music like no other… Thrown in with lively North African wedding songs and Eastern European folk songs are originals that display a proudly feminist, radical-Jewish, pro-sex sensibility. The blend lets listeners discover whether they can think and dance at the same time.” - The New York Times
“Thoroughly delightful…Ethereal melodies shift elegantly with precise rhythmic accompaniment, and the overall effect encourages an urge to dance and drink vodka.” - The New Yorker
$10-$20 admission. Doors at 7:30 pm. Show at 8:00 pm.