New Yorkers: Vidas Perfectas, the new Spanish-language production of Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives, returns to New York this Sunday, March 25, at Le Poisson Rouge. This one-night-only performance features the first and final episodes of the opera, El Parque (The Park) and El Patio De Atras (The Backyard), in partial staging. For all who missed the December 2011 premiere, this is your chance. Buy tickets now.
In other music news, I stumbled upon this video of Tinariwen playing “Tenere Taqqim Tossam,” their collaboration with TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe. When Tinariwen played here in November, I had this secret fantasy that Kyp and Tunde would join them onstage. That did not happen. But this is a nice taste of what could have been.
Video courtesy of Sound Crush Productions