Something special for "music night" this evening at The Wild Reed . . .
It's singer Damiyr Shuford performing the Asaf Avidan composition "Reckoning Song (One Day)" in the New York City subway . . . and joined by a young dancer. What results is a beautiful and spontaneous collaboration.
As is noted elsewhere online about this performance:
Artists speak the same language. So when this die-hard lover of Dance heard this amazing singer speaking his language he had no choice but to communicate back to him in their shared language. The moment his body heard the beat and the vocals all bets were off. The fact is when you love to dance, the moment your ears hear a good beat your body instantly starts to move.
Related Off-site Links:
Damiyr Shuford Is Charting a Path From the Subway to Success – Alex Galbraith (UpRoxx, October 23, 2017).
Before He Could Record His First Album, Damiyr Shuford Had to Let Go – Fidel Martinez (UpRoxx, January 20, 2018).
See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
• Not Whether We Dance, But How
• The Purpose of Art
• Art and Resistance
• Quote of the Day – April 6, 2017
• The Premise of All Forms of Dance
• The Art of Dancing as the Supreme Symbol of the Spiritual Life
• The Dancer and the Dance
Previous featured musicians at The Wild Reed:
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