Presented by Broken Shadows and Artist Migration (duration 90 minutes)
Darren Johnston - trumpet/vocals
Matt Szemela - violin/vocals
Schuyler Karr - bass/vocals
Faisal Zedan - derbekki/riqq/vocals
Hamir Atwal - drum set
This performance was made possible in part by the generous support of the Phyllis C. Wattis Foundation.
The Broken Shadows are an all-star cast of musicians from greatly diverging backgrounds. Western European to Arabic Classical music, Slavic choral music to Americana, sounds of Macedonia, Ethiopia, classic jazz and beyond are all ingredients in their musical recipe. They’ve created a truly unique sound, balancing the old with the new, telling human stories over grooves that beg to be danced to. Along with some surprising covers, they play originals by trumpeter/composer Darren Johnston, including selections from two different suites for which he used recorded interviews and collected letters by immigrants living in the US to create lyrics.