Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Saturday April 18
Luis Mojica & Mamalama
Luis, his soaring, heavenly vocals and highly refined looping, returns to The Falcon Underground with his new ensemble featuring drummer, Evan Glen Adams.
Luis's piano, loop pedal, and three octave vocal range, cast wild narrative spells telling stories about the Earth, gender, and magic. Weaving baroque-style compositions, beat-boxing, chants, vocal harmonies, singing saw, and electric violins together, create a unique sonic landscape that is both haunting and theatrical.
Mojica's second studio album, How A Stranger Is Made was recorded at The Old Dutch Church in Kingston, NY as well as at Split Rock Studios in New Paltz, NY by Jason Sarubbi. It features 11 piano-based songs that incorporate the wurlitzer, celesta, harpsichord, organ, saxophone, percussion and a rich texture of backing vocals that display Luis' wide 3+ octave vocal range.
The record was arranged, performed, written, and produced by Luis. He is joined on this album by Mercury Prize nominated producers David Baron & Simone Felice who have worked with artists like Bat For Lashes, Peter Murphy, & The Lumineers. The record was mixed by Grammy Award winner Justin Guip (Levon Helm) & award winning vocalist/composer Fredo Viola. Photography for the record was shot by Kelly Merchant and the album design was created by Fredo Viola.
This record follows Luis' journey into the deep parts of his mind and heart, as he faces and transforms unresolved pain into bliss and freedom. Sexuality, male identity, betrayal, love, and spirituality, particularly shamanism, are consistent themes on the record.
In addition to his solo work, Luis is also a member of the legendary cello group "Rasputina". Rasputina has performed/recorded with Marilyn Manson, Porno For Pyros, Cheap Trick, Goo Goo Dolls and many others.
"Mojica’s music...requires refined aesthetics and discernment and is damn near a new wrinkle in the sonic territory..." - Mark S. Tucker
"Luis Mojica, in particular, comes across as a sort of super utility player, with his beat-box percussion, his use of the occasional hand drum and other percussive instruments and, naturally, the variety of instruments programmed into his simple keyboard." - Zachary Mule
Mamlama feaures special guest Luis Lopez (Andes Manta), a noted virtuoso on the charango and the quena, the Andean flute.
MAMALAMA composes and performs dreamlike, modern-day sacred music on world instruments, with European/Paraguayan harps, ethereal female vocals, shruti box and piano, accompanied by an ever-evolving world music ensemble.
The songs have one foot on the earth and one in the spiritual realm, exploring vivid experiences within dreams, visions and prayers, archetypes of sacred world mythology, realms of the human heart, the wild and beautiful earth, and the transformative realms of spiritual healing. In a seamless union of the ancient with the modern, the music is offered as much as a healing salve as it is a performance.
" A stunningly beautiful, intoxicating sound that will lull you to a place of peace ...." - Chronogram Magazine
An Artist in Residence at Woodstock’s Byrdcliffe Artist Colony, Mamalama’s front-woman Elizabeth Clark is currently composing “Seeds Under Nuclear Winter,” her first inter-disciplinary ‘Earth Opera' -- an articulation of dreams and visions through music and moving visual art. This large-scale production encompasses music orchestrated for a world music ‘pit’ orchestra, choir, and harps, as well as dance/movement, multi-sensory experience, and animated/acoustic moving visual art.