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Michele Rosewoman’s New Yor-Uba

In the Chamber of Gold, Orishas are invoked: Yoruban deities, each drawn to its own intricate rhythm from the sacred batá drums. Unable to resist, the shades of Monk, Miles, Coltrane, and Sam Rivers join in. Such is the numinous power of Oru de Oro—at once Afro-Cuban jazz suite and Santería rite—featured here and on Rosewoman’s new record Hallowed. —E.E.

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts 738 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19146, United States
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