Right after coming back from Stockholm, where she has performed with her amazing band of Japanese musicians in celebration of the Nobel winning author Herta Mueller (in a special event hosted by the Romanian Cultural Institute in Stockholm), Sanda Weigl prepares two new extraordinary performances for New Yorkers: on December 20 at City Winery and January 5 at Joe's Pub.
Sanda Weigllearned gypsy songs on the streets of Bucharest and found early success as a child star on Romanian television. Later she was a rock singer in East Berlin, and was tossed into prison for protesting against the communist regime. In 1992 she moved to the US and quickly became known as the "Gypsy Queen of Downtown New York". Avant-jazz neighbors from Sanda's adopted home New York City, including luminaries like Shoko Nagai on piano and accordion, Stomu Takeishi on bass and Satoshi Takeishi on percussion serve as a balance beam for her thunderous, mezmerizing and sinfully spooky vocal “Gypnastics”. Ben Stopp on tuba will be joining the group for the performance at City Winery.
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