May 31, 2019 | 7:30pm
John and Christina Markey Performance Center
7 Washington Street
Gabriela Martina performs selections from her latest project, Homage to Grämlis, a deeply personal project that tells the story of Martina’s upbringing on a beautiful dairy farm in Switzerland. It includes traditional Swiss yodel sounds, cow bells, accordion and alphorn fused with all the musical influences (Gospel/R’n’B/Soul/Jazz etc) she has been exposed to during her 10 years of living as a freelance musician here in the United States. Martina sings a delightful mixture of Swiss yodeling, R&B, funk, and jazz. She weaves story with passion for home and humanity, hinting of bucolic farms of Switzerland but with an edge of urban sophistication. Martina is a humanitarian who is passionate about learning about other cultures, helping to develop a sense for community, and fighting inequality and racism.
Martina will be joined by Kyle Miles (bass), Ben Rosenblum (accordion), Joe “Sonny” Barbato (piano), Jharis Yokley (drums), and Jussi Reijonen (fretted and fretless guitar). Burcu Güleç (vocals) and Gus Sebring (on alphorn) will also join the band for this performance.
Students & Seniors free