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Sarah Alden | Featured Artist


Sarah Alden is one our favorite performers. A fiddler and singer/songwriter, Sarah was part of Luminescent Orchestri, a great punk/balkan/polka/funk band that made waves all over NYC and the world. She’s performed for us a number of times, when not traveling the world spreading her message of love and a great appreciation for the musical traditions of the US and abroad. I’m thrilled she’ll be back with us this Sunday, November 22nd, at Dixon Place, 11:30am. The theme is DIRT.

Here’s her bio:

Sarah Alden is a fiddler, singer, and educator based in Brooklyn, New York. Her music is influenced by her experience working in a myriad of styles, including folk traditions from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, American Appalachian fiddle styles, as well as bluegrass, jazz and classical music. In 2002, Alden helped create the band Luminescent Orchestrii, which toured internationally and recorded and collaborated
with the Grammy award- winning outfit Carolina Chocolate Drops. Beginning in 2009, Alden has been honored as a U.S. American Music and Cultural Ambassador, supported by Jazz at Lincoln Center and the U.S. State Department. Alden recently released her first solo album, Fists of Violets, with her band, the Red Hot Rubies. As curator, Alden co-organizes the Balkan Shout Out, a yearly benefit for the Eastern European Folklife Center. Alden earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Music from
Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music and is a teaching artist with
Brooklyn Conservatory and the Brooklyn Arts Council. She has recently
returned from completing 4 months of artist residencies over-seas and
will be working on a new album with her new compositions.