Friday, Nov 22, 2019 7:30 PM

Melissa Aldana Quartet

Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans
CAC Members receive a $5 discount on tickets, $25.00-$30.00
Getting there
900 Camp St, New Orleans, LA
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An internationally-touring saxophonist, composer, bandleader, producer, and educator, Melissa Aldana connects her work to the legacy of Latina artists who have come before her, creating a pathway for her own expression. In her recently-released album Visions, Aldana draws inspiration from the life and works of female visual artist Frida Kahlo to create a parallel between her own experiences as a female musician in a male-dominated community and Kahlo’s experiences as a female visual artist working to assert herself in a landscape dominated by men. In doing so, Aldana added a new dimension to her sound, resulting in a transformative movement of expression and self-identity.