The Mirabai Ensemble .....
from our unique repertoire:
Be Al-li-ah" brings together the styles
of Middle Eastern, Pakistani, and Western plainchant with extended
jazz harmony, angular high-octane vocal lines, odd-time art rock,
bird calls, and solo dance improvisation for an acappella tour
dazzling vocal feature that summons the spirit of the legendary
bassist Jaco Pastorius in which fretless electric bass, drum set,
and world percussion are vocalized a cappella by three of our
"Three Phases Of The Moon" a riveting story of three women's struggle to find peace
and clarity that echoes the passion of Stephen Sondheim's works,
accompanied by classical guitar, vibes, and acoustic bass.
"For No One"
a complete recasting of the Beatles' classic that shifts back
and forth between funk, tango, and son montuno feels--watch as
our three men lament on the subject of modern romantic meltdowns.
"Can't You See I'm Blue" a hilarious trip through one person's crumbling reality
by one of the most idiosyncratic modern composers, Art Lande
complete with improvised monologues.
"Sweet As The Breath Of Eden" a 20-minute gospel suite extravaganza, moving the listener
through hushed a cappella sections, wailin' hip-hop counterpoint,
and surges of sound that come from 20 musicians giving it their