Bethany & Rufus Roots Quartet
in View workshop, show

OLD FORGE — The Bethany & Rufus Roots Quartet brings folk music from all over the world to View Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25/$20 for members, which can be purchased by calling View at 369-6411, or email

Students young and old can participate in a free Young Musicians Program with the Bethany & Rufus Roots Quartet from 2-4 p.m. Those who participate will be included in the concert that evening at 7:30 p.m. and given free admission. Musically inclined students (ages 9-22) will be targeted, though no one is too old to be involved. The afternoon program will include a demonstration of the instruments and explanation of how they are used traditionally and in the group.

Bethany met Rufus at the Knitting Factory in Manhattan and many years later they are "still reinventing traditional folk and defying the standard classification of genres. Combining traditional bowing, plucking and percussive bow tapping, Rufus has transformed the way the cello is played into a rock powerhouse," organizes said.

Bethany & Rufus Roots Quartet is comprised of Rufus Cappadocia and Bethany Yarrow (daughter of Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary), Yacouba Moumouni, and Brahim Fribgane. Weaving many influences into their unique sound, the quartet draws from roots music traditions of America, Niger, and Morocco. Their strength lies within the collaboration of their individual talents. Two dancers will accompany them with interpretive dance.

They will integrate American, Nigerian, and Moroccan music into their program. It will also include hand clapping games and songs that were taught in the Young Musicians Program at View earlier that afternoon with the Bethany & Rufus Roots Quartet.

This event is part of the New York State Presenters Network Presenters-Artist Partnership Project with support from the New York State Council in the Arts, a state agency.

On the net: