MIKEL URDANGARIN with Elizabeth Macklin

Sun, 01 November 2015 // 08:30 PM
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, NYC (map)

From the Basque Country, songs old and new by Mikel Urdangarin on solo guitar, with poems by New York poet Elizabeth Macklin!

TICKETS: $12 online, $15 at the door http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2348157

Thoughout this year Urdangarin has done over thirty solo concerts around the Basque Country and elsewhere in Europe, presenting new, acoustic arrangements of songs from the nearly two decades of his artistic career, along with new work. “Mikel Urdangarin 2015,” recorded live, will be out this November.

Tonight he presents a sampling from it, joined by poet Elizabeth Macklin, translator of several of Urdangarin’s multimedia projects (2003’s “Zaharregia, txikiegia agian / Too Old, Too Small, Maybe”among them), who will read new work originating in his Basque language and universe.Mikel Urdangarin’s many albums include, most recently, “Azula” (Blue; 2012) and the two-CD “Zuzenean 2010/12/30” (Live 2010/12/30). His most recent multimedia project was “Jainko txiki eta jostalari hura” (That Tiny Playful God).

Elizabeth Macklin is author of “A Woman Kneeling in the Big City” and “You’ve Just Been Told,” and translator, most recently, of Kirmen Uribe’s “Bilbao–New York–Bilbao.”