Cyro Baptista's  <br>Banquet of the Spirits
Cyro Baptista's
Banquet of the Spirits
featuring Tim Sparks and Shanir Blumenkranz

Mondavi Center Presenting Program


Since arriving in the United States in 1980 from his native Brazil, Cyro Baptista has emerged as one of the foremost percussionists in the world. His endless sonic curiosity and intense rhythmic drive have spurred collaborations with everyone from Herbie Hancock and John Zorn to Yo-Yo Ma and Medeski Martin & Wood. His Banquet of the Spirits trio features two equally adventurous musicians—multi-instrumentalist Shanir Blumenkranz (bass and oud) and jaw-dropping fingerpicking guitarist Tim Sparks—mixing far-flung sounds of the Jewish diaspora with Brazilian melodies to create “a diversity of sounds and colors that can't be found anywhere else. This is global exotica of a kind so wonderfully weird and cool that it's a must-listen for 2011” (All About Jazz).

Press Release:
Program Change: Please Update all Listings
Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits to Replace Supergenerous

Event Info

When >

Wed • May 16, 2012 • 8PM
Thu • May 17, 2012 • 8PM
Fri • May 18, 2012 • 8PM
Sat • May 19, 2012 • 8PM

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Vanderhoef Studio Theatre Cabaret

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