Live A Fip, review by Jon Peritz

The new record from the Bethany and Rufus Roots Quartet, Liv À Fip, is like nothing I have ever heard before. Styles from everywhere and…
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bethanyandrufus Oct 24, 2009

Bethany & Rufus Roots Quartet "Live A Fip" CD Debuts October 22, 2009 In Europe

Url: http://sites.radiofrance.fr/chaines/fip/disques/flive.php?disk_id=165000034 New World/Folk/Roots duo Bethany & Rufus along with Fulani flutist Yacouba Moumouni and Afro Haitian drummer 'Bonga' Jean-Baptiste will release a new CD, entitled…
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bethanyandrufus Oct 24, 2009
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bethanyandrufus Oct 24, 2009

Bethany and Rufus Roots Quartet to Release New Live Album Oct 22!

New World/Folk/Roots duo Bethany & Rufus along with Fulani flutist Yacouba Moumouni and Afro Haitian drummer 'Bonga' Jean-Baptiste will release a new CD, entitled "Live…
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bethanyandrufus Oct 20, 2009
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Peter, Bethany Rufus - Sail Away Ladies Spirit of Woodstockvid

Peter, Bethany & Rufus - Sail Away Ladies (Spirit of Woodstock)

Excerpt from Peter, Bethany & Rufus: The Spirit of Woodstock. Bethany and Rufus play with Mady Kouyate (kora) Bonga Jean-Baptiste (percussion) and Sheila Anozier (dance)…
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bethanyandrufus Dec 02, 2008
Bethany Rufus - Nobody's Fault Spirit of Woodstockvid

Bethany & Rufus - Nobody's Fault (Spirit of Woodstock)

Excerpt from THE SPIRIT OF WOODSTOCK. Bethany & Rufus perform "Nobody's Fault" with Haitian percussionist Bonga Jean-Baptiste. www.bethanyandrufus.com
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bethanyandrufus Dec 02, 2008
Bethany Rufus - If I Had My Way Spirit of Woodstockvid

Bethany & Rufus - If I Had My Way (Spirit of Woodstock)

Excerpt from Peter, Bethany & Rufus: The Spirit of Woodstock. Bethany and Rufus play with Bonga Jean Baptiste (percussion) and Sheila Anozier (dance). Throw down…
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bethanyandrufus Dec 02, 2008
Bethany Rufus - Pretty Horses Cutting Room, NYCvid

Bethany & Rufus - Pretty Horses (Cutting Room, NYC)

Bethany & Rufus perform "Pretty Horses" at the The Cutting Room, NYC (January 2006). www.bethanyandrufus.com
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bethanyandrufus Dec 02, 2008
Bethany Rufus - If I Had My Way Cutting Room, NYCvid

Bethany & Rufus - If I Had My Way (Cutting Room, NYC)

Bethany & Rufus perform "If I Had My Way" at the The Cutting Room, NYC (January 2006). www.bethanyandrufus.com
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bethanyandrufus Dec 02, 2008
Bethany Yarrow - Rock Island music videovid

Bethany Yarrow - Rock Island (music video)

Bethany Yarrow's music video of a classic folk song with an electropop dance twist: Rock Island. The video uses archival footage from the Library of…
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bethanyandrufus Dec 02, 2008
Bethany & Rufus (more info)
  • Label: Hyena Records (USA) / Daqui Records (Europe)
  • Label Type: indie
  • About:
    Having recently returned from the Festival Daoula in Bamako, Mali;
    Bethany & Rufus have expanded their group formation to include Yacouba
    Moumouni (Niger) and Haitian Percussionist 'Bonga' Jean-Baptiste. The
    expanded group came into being on the occasion of the 10th anniversary
    of their Label Daqui. Yacouba was appearing with his ground breaking
    group from Niger, Mamar Kassey, on the same stage as Bethany and
    Rufus . Yacouba joined Bethany & Rufus for one of the songs and the
    rest is the kind of magic chemistry that can never be planed.

    The following summer the expanded group along with Bonga was invited
    to perform at Les Nuits Atypique and while doing a promotional spot on
    Radio France for the festival they were invited to perform on the Live
    a FIP radio series in March of 2009 that will be released as a Live CD
    September 10 2009 as a co- production with Radio France and Daqui
    Records.

    It was in the process of rehearsing that the group really came into
    focus. Bethany as the daughter of legendary 60's Folk singer Peter
    Yarrow (Peter , Paul & Mary) draws from the many songs that her father
    collected as part of the seminal folk movement of the 60s. Yacouba has
    dug deeply into the folkloric Hausa, Djerma, Peul and Songhai
    traditions of Niger and Bonga is the descendant of a very rich lineage
    of Vodou ceremonial drumming and song. Bonga has also traveled
    extensively through Haiti collecting and learning the different
    manifestations of Haitian song and folklore. Rufus has taken the cello
    into previously unknown realms and is noted for his collaborations in
    African, Arabic, and American music forms and also has a solo CD Songs
    for Cello on the Daqui label. Individually all of the members of the
    group have been instrumental in expanding the role of traditional
    forms in their respective musics. It is with this background that they
    have come together to create a sound that although based around the
    song forms of American traditional music reaches back to a common root
    that has inspired everyone involved.
  • Members:
    Bethany Yarrow - Vocals, Electric Lute
    Rufus Cappadocia - Cello, Quarter Tone Lute
    Bonga Jean Baptiste - Haitian percussion , Kalimba, Vocals
    Yacouba Moumouni - Fulani flute, Vocals
    Sheila Anozier - Dance
  • Member Since: 2008-12-02