Tuesday 1 October 07:30pm

NationalSawdust+ presents: Jad Abumrad’s "Covering Home" with Caroline Shaw, Bora Yoon, and Shelley Washington

6:30pm doors • 7:30pm performance


Photo credit: Elena Park

MacArthur Award-winning radio host and composer Jad Abumrad (Radiolab, More Perfect) takes part in his fourth NationalSawdust+ program: Covering Home, a playful evening of storytelling and song that explores ideas of home, loss, and migration. Taking us from the mountains ranges of Tennessee to Jabal Lubnān in his father’s homeland of Lebanon, his program will showcase abstracted covers of traditional song performed by singular singer/violinist and Pulitzer-Prize winning composer Caroline Shaw (joined by cellist Andrew Yee); haunting music by Korean-American composer, vocalist, and performing sound artist Bora Yoon; and the arresting work of multi-instrumentalist/composer Shelley Washington, who will perform a solo piece on the baritone saxophone. Abumrad will also share mash-ups with the iconic voices of Dolly Parton and Fairouz.

(Tamino, who was previously announced, has had to cancel this and several other appearances.)

About NationalSawdust+

NationalSawdust+ is a lively performance and conversation series in which luminaries from across disciplines share their passion for music and explore ideas and issues, making surprising connections. Curated by Elena Park, the series taps artists and thinkers from theater, film and visual art, literature, science and beyond, to create insightful programs that reflect their own interests. Whether through live performances, conversations, or readings, each program has its own alchemy, engaging the audience in new and unexpected ways. Often topical, and always imaginative, NationalSawdust+ is an ideal space for those with curiosity, adventure, and vision.