how sounds are made ep. 3
May 16, 2019 @ Light Box Performance
8641 Linwood St, Detroit, MI 48206
Ahya Simone is a Detroit-based harpist, singer-songwriter, and filmmaking femme queen who fuses R&N/Soul, Jazz, Experimental, and Electronic elements into a multi-faceted musical landscape. With over 10 years of study, she earned her degree from Wayne State where she was the principal harpist for the Wayne State University Wind Symphony in 2011. Graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Harp Performance, she started composing music for harp and vocals, taking the harp outside its classical contexts. Drawing inspiration from her Motown roots, her style makes the harp a force to be reckoned with outside an orchestra pit.
Bassist, composer and bandleader Dave Sharp leads the WORLDS QUARTET to explore music traditions from Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine, India, Bulgaria and Greece. Recognized in the Jazz Times 2010 Critic’s Poll, the DAVE SHARP WORLDS QUARTET masterfully blends rhythms, sounds, and textures from across the globe with world music inspired original compositions (Desert Sky-The Seventh Secret.) Featuring oud, violin, electric bass, synthesizer and world percussion, the WORLDS QUARTET is fueled by the spirit of jazz, world music and dynamic exploratory improvisation.