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juanitarockwell

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Review for Ethels Foundation for the Arts Inc, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am an arts professional and an audience member interested in Ethel's work. I saw them perform in two lovely venues on Kauai, in Hawaii. Their connection with the audience was palpable and their enthusiasm for a breathtaking variety of music, infectious. I had heard their recordings, and was bowled over by the heartbreaking beauty of the first live performance I heard in a stunningly intimate venue on Kauai. Thoroughly hooked, I attended a concert at a different venue a few days later where they shared the stage with a variety of talented Hawaiian artists, effortlessly connecting with a very different audience and circumstance.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

concert and in recordings. I have been especially thrilled by their live performance, as they connect widely disparate musics in the Duke Ellington "If it sounds good, it IS good"" aesthetic tradition.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the breadth and depth of their musicality: deep understanding and expression of a wide variety of musical styles and traditions.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I attended two performances on the island of Kauai and listen to their albums on a regular basis.