A Conversation with Freaque: Challenging Spinal Cord Injury Narratives Through Music & Dance

A Conversation with Freaque: Challenging Spinal Cord Injury Narratives Through Music & Dance

Freaque is a project of Gabriel Roderick, who sustained a C5 Spinal Cord Injury while diving into the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica eleven years ago. In his new piece A Cripple’s Dance, he combines a five-member band with four dancers to challenge narratives about spinal cord injury, exploring anger, fear, and hope, and examines the balance between healing and risk taking.

A Pub Conversation with Jarlath Henderson

A Pub Conversation with Jarlath Henderson

We caught a few minutes on the phone with Jarlath Henderson ahead of his show at The Cedar on October 7th, as he took a break from hanging with friends at a pub. We chatted about what he wants his music to communicate, his melding of traditional Irish songs and instrumentation with modern electronics and synthesizers, and his upcoming album with Duncan Lyall, Innes Watson, and Hamish Napier.

A Conversation with Spiro's Jane Harbour

A Conversation with Spiro's Jane Harbour

English instrumentalist quartet Spiro has been creating music together for an incredible 25 years. The group is known for defying genres with complex string arrangements featuring the viola, violin, mandolin, and guitar. We talked with Jane Harbour of Spiro ahead of her show with LOTT at The Cedar about her inspirations, the evolution of Spiro, and what you can expect from the group’s set at The Cedar.