Just stop resisting. This is his moment, and he’s more than earned it. You will bow down.
(Concord Music Hall)
World Music Festival hits town, and Malian singer-songwriter Keita is an unarguable highlight, fusing African rhythms to western forms.
Touring to support his third album, the baby-faced but no-longer-boy-wonder makes a persuasive play for respect.
September 15 and 16
Aretha’s back in town; Stevie Nicks too…but their Croatian contemporary is the diva you’ve got to see this month.
LAS MINAS PUERTO FLAMENCO
A kind of crash course in flamenco, with eleven artists powering out an astonishing range of sheer exuberance and joy.
Robert Rodi is an author, spoken-word performer and musician who has served as Newcity’s Music Editor since 2014. He’s written more than a dozen books, including the travel memoir “Seven Seasons In Siena.” His jazz quintet recently completed a two-year residency at Uncommon Ground, and he regularly hosts a jazz singers’ jam at Lizard’s Liquid Lounge. His literary and music criticism has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, Salon, The Huffington Post and many other national and regional publications.