Performing Arts Series presents Krakauer & Tagg’s Square Peg Throwdown
November 9 @ 7:30 pm$3 – $17
The Performing Arts Series presents Krakauer & Tagg’s Square Peg Throwdown — a good vibes explosion that is everything we need today. Spearheaded by David Krakauer and producer Kathleen Tagg, Square Peg Throwdown showcases an international crew of high octane musicians. Square Peg Throwdown’s influences are global, but the sound they create collectively has produced something uniquely their own. Familiar dance forms such as Polka or Square Dance never sounded this way before, with hand drumming, propulsive electronic beats, lyrics calling for catharsis and positivity, deep grooves and Krakauer’s wailing clarinet crying out for us to join together, celebrate and feel the power in our aliveness. “Ebullient clarinet wizard” (Time Out NY) Krakauer is the Godfather to Tagg’s quirky keys & production, Iranian dynamo Martin Shamoonpour’s hand drumming, jazz guru Jerome Harris’ driving bass, rapper Sarah MK’s trenchant rhymes & oud- and guitar-meister Yoshie Fruchter’s sinuous lines. In addition, Jeremy Flower and Selwa Abd (aka Bergsonist) produced beats to round out the sound for layering with the live performance.