CAP UCLA presents:

Gabriel Kahane - 8980: Book of Travelers

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Individual Tickets On Sale July 17

"A star of New York's new-music scene" — Los Angeles Times

 

The morning after the 2016 presidential election, singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane packed a suitcase and set out, with no cell phone or internet connection, on a 8,980 mile railway journey around the United States, in an attempt to better understand his country. The result is this hymn to the unhurried intimacy of long-distance train travel as antidote to the frantic efficiency modern life. Alone at the piano, Kahane draws from dining car conversations with dozens of strangers—cowboys, postmasters, religious luddites, sea-steading software engineers—to sing of his own upended assumptions about America as revealed through this journey.

Over the last decade, Kahane has quietly established himself as one of the leading exponents of American song, grafting a deep interest in character and narrative to a keen sense of harmony and rhythm. 8980: Book of Travelers—the highly anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed stage piece The Ambassador presented as part of CAP UCLA’s 14-15 season—offers an expansive exploration of American history, regionalism, and the history of travel itself, all couched in a collection of songs as personal as any Kahane has written.

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Funds provided by the Ginny Mancini Endowment for Vocal Performance.

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Details

  • 8PM–Saturday, January 20
  • $29.50-$59.50

Individual Tickets On Sale July 17

"A star of New York's new-music scene" — Los Angeles Times

 

The morning after the 2016 presidential election, singer-songwriter Gabriel Kahane packed a suitcase and set out, with no cell phone or internet connection, on a 8,980 mile railway journey around the United States, in an attempt to better understand his country. The result is this hymn to the unhurried intimacy of long-distance train travel as antidote to the frantic efficiency modern life. Alone at the piano, Kahane draws from dining car conversations with dozens of strangers—cowboys, postmasters, religious luddites, sea-steading software engineers—to sing of his own upended assumptions about America as revealed through this journey.

Over the last decade, Kahane has quietly established himself as one of the leading exponents of American song, grafting a deep interest in character and narrative to a keen sense of harmony and rhythm. 8980: Book of Travelers—the highly anticipated follow-up to his acclaimed stage piece The Ambassador presented as part of CAP UCLA’s 14-15 season—offers an expansive exploration of American history, regionalism, and the history of travel itself, all couched in a collection of songs as personal as any Kahane has written.

gabrielkahane.tumblr.com 

Funds provided by the Ginny Mancini Endowment for Vocal Performance.

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