Tonight (Tuesday, January 21), Rasheeda “Ra Flautista” Ali celebrates the one-year anniversary of her weekly Tuesday Night Musicians Jam Session at Elliott Street Deli & Pub. Each week, Ali leads an ever-changing cast of Atlanta’s finest players in a serpentine set that channels musical inflections from the furthest regions of the cosmos, all in the name of ecstatic communal revelry — no two nights are ever the same.
The lineup for this evening includes performances by Ra along with a parade of musicians including Byron the Aquarius, Ayo Cooley, Dee Ingram, Chocolat Costa, Ant Dixon, and more.
“We are truly stepping into the unknown tonight,” Ra says. “We’re keeping it in the avant-garde musical tradition, celebrating a full year of building a musical community, pushing the limits of freedom of expression, and challenging ourselves to be active and better listeners on stage.”
Tonight’s the house band starts at 9 p.m. — a little earlier than usual. The improv jam fires up afterward and runs through 2 a.m. Expect an evening on non-stop African polyrhythms, Latin flair, Eastern textures, jazz, funk, and improvisation a distinctly Atlanta-centric flare.
Donations at the door. 9 p.m. Tuesday, January 21 at Elliott Street Deli & Pub. | More info.