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Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres

by Matana Roberts

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Rise 07:27
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Pov Piti 07:40
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Kersaia 07:33
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Lulla / Bye 05:53
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I Am 10:05
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Matana Roberts is one of the leading lights of contemporary African-American experimental music, combining her widely recognized gifts as an alto saxophone player and improviser with an intensely engaged re-definition of American Jazz traditions.

Matana's COIN COIN project is the centerpiece of this engagement and re-definition: a multi-chapter work that combines conceptual scoring (graphic notation, 'chance' strategies), storytelling and historical narrative, performative theatre (personae, costume, multi-media), and a deeply considered channeling of personal ancestry and the 'universal' experience of Africans in America.

COIN COIN Chapter One: Gens De Couleur Libre is the first official recording of this ambitious and powerful project. We invited Matana to assemble her Montreal group for a live in-studio performance at the Hotel2Tango facility, before a small but capacity audience of about 30 friends and supporters. The performance was stunning, literally bringing audience members to tears, and went to tape beautifully. The full 90-minute performance was then edited down to around 60 minutes.

While it may sound trite, we truly feel this music speaks for itself. It rallies adventurous improv, experimental voice and narrative, a wide array of black folkways, and Matana's impassioned lead playing to tremendous emotional and conceptual effect.

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released May 10, 2011

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Matana Roberts Indonesia

I am a mixed media sound artist, saxophonist and composer. I do not live in Indonesia, but band camp won't let me just say "Earth". I also tried "Saturn", but that didn't work either:). Thank you for supporting my work.

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