Muesums & Galleries, Performing Arts

Matana Roberts Improvising Community

Sat, Oct 4, 2014, 4:00pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA)
$10 in Advance $15 at the Door
Matana Roberts Improvising Community

Hosted by Myra Melford and Tamara Roberts

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist and sound experimentalist Matana Roberts shares stories about her work, known for forging new conceptual approaches around narrative, history, and political expression within improvisatory structures. Matana returns in February with the New Frequencies Fest: Jazz@YBCA to present her highly acclaimed projHect Coin Coin, described as a blend of the elements of avant-garde improvisation with rock and dub. Coin Coin is an ongoing, multi-part work, begun in 2011, that traces her family’s African-American heritage back over several generations through music and text.