Wednesday, 28 Oct. 2009 / Festsaal Messe Basel
Down by the Riverside
Pop music – drum & bass, rap, rock’n’roll, soul and funk – has its roots in the American South. It all started way back, almost a hundred years ago, with performers like Louis Armstrong, gospel choir solo singers and country blues musicians. The AVO SESSION Basel brings those roots to life with the oldest New Orleans ensemble still playing: the Preservation Hall Jazz Band – and the Blind Boys of Alabama, who have been s(w)inging authentic gospel since 1939. Not to mention the dazzling Ruthie Foster, appearing with the Blind Boys, who blows the dust off the old tunes. Dress to stay cool. This evening is sure to be hot!