Saco Yasuma New Year “Celebration!” and CD Release Concert
Sunday, January 27 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:30 p.m.
CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) – 123 4th Ave (between 12th and 13th Streets)
Admission: $15 in advance/$20 at the door
Pianist and singer/songwriter Saco Yasuma will have a concert at CRS (Center for Remembering & Sharing) to celebrate the New Year and the release of her new album AS IT IS is Beautiful.
Yasuma is a frequent collaborator of CRS. For this concert, her ensemble features Sakurako Kataoka (spoken word), Michael TA Thompson (percussion), Kevin Nathaniel (mbira, shekere, and spoken word), and the One Note One Spirit Choir. As a special guest, the fiber artist Nobuko Tsuruta will create Yasuma costume and the installation for “Celebration!”
Yasuma is a Japanese-born and New York-based singer/songwriter. She sings about humanity as a part of nature and the universe, as well as our inner peace and freedom. The album AS IT IS is Beautiful was released in June 2018 and features songs in Japanese and English. Since Yasuma loves the nuance, sound, and vibration of Japanese, which is her native language, she writes and sings in Japanese. Listeners will experience feeling the vibration of the language, while the songs are interpreted in English poetic narratives. Previously, she released two albums as a saxophonist, and this is her first album as a singer.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit CRS’s website or call them at 212-677-8621.