Jazz violinist Regina Carter is bringing the music from her latest
African-inspired album to the Lied Center on 7:30 p.m. Friday. In
“Reverse Thread,” an accordion and a kora — West African harp — are
added to the mix to showcase Carter’s interpretation of traditional
melodies from different areas in Africa. A MacArthur Fellow from
Detroit, Carter has performed with several symphony orchestras and
artists such as Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Billy Joel, Kenny Barron
and Mary J. Blige.