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FOLK FESTIVAL FAMILY FUN DAY 2009

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2009
MEYER LEVIN SCHOOL GROUNDS
6909 Beverly Road & Ralph Avenues,
Brooklyn, New York 11203

Award winning flautist
Keith Waithe to launch new album “Gathering Echoes”
at 2009 Guyana Folk Festival

As the title suggests Gathering Echoes is literally a collection of sounds, crossing genres with ease in true Keith Waithe style. It is a collage of soulful jazz and Caribbean folk pieces infused with Waithe’s uplifting flute melodies and the interplay between these melodies and Helen McDonald’s stunning vocals. This long awaited album demonstrates the skill and versatility that can draw together classic jazz, reggae and folk pieces with an undercurrent of African, Caribbean and Asian percussion that has become the signature Keith Waithe sound. In Keith Waithe’s own words “I’ve shifted from being merely a vehicle for music to drawing on influences that span from the creativity of my ancestors to that of current culture in both composing and arranging”

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