Beauty Beyond Borders is a tribute to the wonderful women of World Music. This 50-minute concert is presented by World Music extraordinaire musician Martina Bruno and her live band, who presents an amalgamation of musical styles that includes Hindu Chant, Celtic Tune, Israeli Folk Song, Zouk Style, A Cappella, Columbian Folklore, Haitian Compas, Salsa, American Pop and American Dance Track, as well as a small introduction to Toto la Momposina and the history of Cumbia. Don't miss this uplifting and inspirational Sunday matinee concert, dedicated to the amazing contributions of World Music icons Celia Crus, Miriam Makeba and Ofra Haza. You'll be world dancing in the aisles!
Martina Bruno is a native New Yorker who has been singing since the age of four. She is a graduate of the State University of New York, Purchase College and has studied in Italy at the Conservatorio Di Mantova. Upon her return, she performed in such NYC underground clubs as Remote Lounge, Bobbaloo's, Five Spot Café, and Cheetah Club, presenting a synthesis of hip hop and classical song. Martina has also performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Apollo Theatre, Teatro Bibiena, and Soho Playhouse as a soloist or with an ensemble. She is a member of MUNY and is known as the "Angel of New York." She has toured Europe with the Glory Gospel Singers. Martina pushes the limits of classical song by incorporating modern popular styles, and her goal is to touch every walk of life with her voice, unifying the world with one song.
Martina Bruno - Soprano, Joao MacDowell - Piano Obed Jean-Louis - Guitar Gabriella Dennery - Percussion Martine Kalaw - Narrator