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Nas, Jacob Banks Pair With Dallas Performers At DSO’s Array


by Hady Mawajdeh 6 Mar 2018

The SOLUNA International Music & Arts Festival announces Array. An evening of visual art and musical collaborations that’ll take over two venues in Deep Ellum – The Bomb Factory and Canton Hall.

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SOLUNA, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s annual music and arts festival, is adding a day of collaborations pairing Dallas performing arts groups with musicians like Nas and Joseph Banks.

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“Array,” takes place May 12 at Bomb Factory, expanding the festival out of the Arts District and into Deep Ellum, at least for a day.  Next door at Canton Hall, ten North Texas artists will present interactive pieces featuring VR, sound, light and animation.

Giagantic, Nas, Kaleo & Jacob Banks will all be part of Array Photos come from the performer's Facebook pages

Gigantic, Nas, Kaleo & Jacob Banks will all be part of Array
Photos come from the performer’s Facebook pages

Tickets for the show at Bomb Factory are $65-$250. They go on sale Friday. Here’s the lineup at Bomb Factory:

  • Nas performs with members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
  • Jacob Banks, British-Nigerian soul singer, with the gospel choir from Booker T. Washington High School For the Visual and Performing Arts
  •  Kaleo, a blues/rock band from Iceland, with Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet
  • Big Gigantic, a Colorado saxophonist/producer duo, with Dallas Mavericks Drumline

The Canton Hall art installations are free. Here’s what’s what and who’s who at Canton Hall:

  • “Acclaim,”  a 360-degree virtual reality experience with new animation by Tramaine Townsend.
  • “Partial Personality,” a 3D relief of a face that protrudes from the wall and overlays faces of people as they pass by. That’s by Eric Trich and Jordan Castilleja.
  • “Staring at the Sun,” a kaleidoscope of color, graphics and sound projected on a polygonal sculpture, by Carmen Menza and Mattheiu Brooks.
  • Additional works by Sheryl Anaya, Alejandra Camargo, Jeremy McKane, Darcy Neal and James Talambas.
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