Barnaby Monk 12:15 p.m., Dec. 24
Tribal Baroque is calling San Diego home for the winter, and they'll be performing through March at ArtLab Studios in Normal Heights. Using countertenor and coloratura soprano vocals, S.K. Thoth and Lila’Angelique create miniature operas based on love and devotion, accompanied by ritual theater, dance, foot-percussion, and violins.
The duo, former SDSU astronomy student S.K. Thoth and singer/violinist Lila'Angelique, will showcase their virtuosity on the violin and opera singing, along with beautifully choreographed tribal dancing.
Lila describes their music as "A combination of opposites: raw, howling singing, feet stomping rhythm, faces painted, breasts flopping, wild original costumes, ecstatic spiritual dancing combined with highly developed musical phrases, perfect pitch, Bulgarian-style operatic soprano and countertenor vocals, and classically influenced violin."
The duo won an Academy Award in 2002, for Documentary on a Short Subject, with a short film called Thoth, about Thoth's life as a performer in New York city and the life commitment that he has made to his craft.