Rosita Kèss brings her Yèlèma Band featuring Tiga Jean Baptiste and Yacouba Sissoko! Check out this lineup:

Rosita Kèss ~ vocals, guitar, piano
Yacouba Sissoko ~ Kora,vocals
Tiga Jean Baptiste ~ percussions, vocals
Brad Christopher Jones ~ bass ,vocals
Doug Wieselman ~ guitar,saxophone
Bill Dobrow ~ drums,Rebolo drum

A co-founder of LunÀtico, Rosita is also an internationally acclaimed singer and recording artist. She recently completed her fourth solo record, Yèlèma, which means "Transitions” in the bambarà language of Mali. Yèlèma features musicians Yacouba Sissoko, Marc Ribot, Valerie June, Tiga Jean Baptiste among many others.

Originally from Venice, Italy, Rosita lived in Berlin, Paris, Barçelona and London before landing in the States where she has lived both in New Orleans and New York. Her last release, F.L.O.Y.D., was written and recorded in the crescent city. “ I love living in a constant state of motion and I think my music refects this. I have a little Argentinian blood and the very first compositions I fell in love with were old recording by Mercedes Souza and Ariel Ramirez that my grandmother used to play in the house. I’ve always felt particularly sentimental listening to Tango; it ‘s the music of the immigrants, it reflects their profound sense of loss and longing for the people and places they left behind. It was born in African-Argentinian dance venues where Polkas, Mazurkas, Waltzes were mixed with the popular Habanera from Cuba and the Candombe rhythms from Africa. These are the major influences in my music.”