The SWCA Board, with the generous assistance of Member and cellist Clay Ruede, are proud to invite you to a performance by Sweet Plantain (https://sweetplantain.com/).
About Sweet Plantain from their website:
Nobody bridges the gap between generations or musical genres like Sweet Plantain Quartet.
Artfully fusing the western classical traditions in which they were trained with the hip-hop, jazz improv, and Latin rhythms on which they were raised, their unique repertoire and live shows educate and entertain. Through original compositions and arrangements, and with their use of extended percussive techniques, Sweet Plantain awakens audiences to new possibilities in chamber music. Separately hailing from The Bronx, New Jersey, and Venezuela, together these musicians give voice to a sound that is contemporary, multicultural, and very New York.
Since 2007, Sweet Plantain's extensive touring has included performances throughout the United States, Europe, Russia, and the Caribbean, ranging from concerts in Russia's historic Tchaikovsky Concert Hall to gigs at NYC's famed Birdland jazz club.
Important Ticketing Information: Only one SWCA member per household is eligible to register for this event and may obtain up to FOUR tickets total. Guests do not need to be SWCA Members. Please note, this concert is recommended for those ages 12 and up. If open seats remain the week prior to the concert, the SWCA will announce the process for acquiring additional tickets by email and on its Facebook Group for Members.
This concert is funded by the Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF). The Smallwood Civic Association thanks MPTF and Local 802 of the American Federation of Musicians.