Greenwich Library Celebrates Women’s History Month In March with the Fiery String Sistas!

You’re invited to spend a swinging Saturday afternoon with Greenwich Library enjoying live, original, and inventive music from the Firey String Sistas! 

Fiery String Sistas! Contributed photo

This delightful concert, held in celebration of Women’s History Month this March, will take place in the Berkley Theater on Saturday, March 12, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm. The program is free and all are welcome.

Registration is required for this event and is available through the Library’s online calendar.

For your safety, all attendees will be required to wear a face mask throughout the entire performance and to show proof of full vaccination (in the form of their CDC Vaccination Card or a photo or photocopy of the Card) OR a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the event. No one will be admitted without this information. Protocols may be modified as and when laws, science, and/or institutional requirements change.

Firey String Sistas! is a highly intuitive and energetic ensemble that provides a refreshing alternative to the standard jazz band. Since 2011, the ensemble has been committed to pushing the limits of string, ensemble playing and improvisation to the next level.

Founder and cellist Nioka Workman will be joined by other stellar artists, including violinist Marlene Rice, vocalist/pianist Mala Waldron, percussionist Luciana Padmore and bassist Destiny Diggs.

Firey String Sistas! presents compelling performances that incorporate aspects of women’s culture, original compositions, American songbook standards, world music, and jazz. Some of the ensemble’s celebrated programs include “Women, Wine & Song” and the popular JOYOUS! A Chamber Jazz event for the holidays.

About Nioka Workman
Workman is an innovative multidisciplinary cellist who comes from a family of celebrated bassists (uncle Arthur Harper, J.J. Johnson; and father Reggie Workman, John Coltrane). She has developed a distinct sound and style on both acoustic and electric cello and has performed and recorded with numerous Grammy-award winning artists, including India Arie, Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, Joe, Kanye West and Jay-Z. Nioka has toured within the U.S. and Europe, appeared at the Montreux Jazz Festival, and performed with the New York Women’s Ensemble, Opera Ebony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Trilogy Opera Company, the Avery Brooks/Craig Harris Project, Cassandra Wilson’s Traveling Miles Orchestra, David Murray’s ‘A Salute to Duke Ellington’ Orchestra, the Black Rock Coalition Orchestra, and the revival of Sweet Charity with Sutton Foster. She recorded on the soundtrack for Maid of Manhattan and has had her string arrangement recorded by Grammy-nominated artist Bettye LaVette. Her TV and film credits include appearances on Oxygen, Good Morning America, and Saturday Night Live. Workman has been commissioned by the Joffrey Experience, Alvin Ailey ll solos, the Errol Grimes Dance Company, and Marlies Yearby (Rent) and, in 2013, she received an American Composer’s Forum Award (Live Music for Dance). Her works have premiered at the Joyce Theater, Late Nitein Minneapolis, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Rush Arts Gallery, Blue Heron Theater, Symphony Space, and Martha Graham Studios.

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