Raul Midón with special guest Master Kong Nay
Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 8:30pm (note special start time)
Target Free Thursdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage
“A one-man band who turns a guitar into an orchestra and his voice into a chorus...a three-way fusion of Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin and Jose Feliciano,” is how The New York Times described the singer/songwriter Raul Midón.
New Mexican born New Yorker, blind since birth, Midón combines a vibrant sound steeped in old-school soul, with Latin and jazz influences to create timeless, classic pop songs. In a sneak preview of his April 20 performance at Asia Society, Midón will be preceded by Master Kong Nay, a master of the chapei dong veng a two-stringed, long-necked guitar, who is often referred to as “the Ray Charles of Cambodia.” The charismatic blind musician is renowned throughout his homeland and is one of only a small number of master artists who survived the genocide under Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The concert is part of Season of Cambodia, the citywide New York festival (April 6-May 31) celebrating Cambodian arts, culture and humanities. For information, visit www.seasonofcambodia.org.
Presented in collaboration with Asia Society.