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It’s always seemed that the virtuoso violinist needed to let her hair down a bit, and the new Reverse Thread gives her an ideal opportunity. Certainly this romp through African folk tunes is her most engaging affair; she brings a poetic sway to the fore with every bow stroke. As her strings mix with accordion and kora, the music—including a few updates of field recordings from Ugandan Jews—moves from joy to melancholy. Pulse drives the action, and the tumbleweed of the Diaspora keeps rolling along. Should be sweet on stage.
March 23-28, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m., 2010