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January 21, 2005

Come For The Gospel, Stay For The Klezmer

Posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld

In other weekend goings-on, HotHouse is hosting The Afro-Semitic Experience on Sunday evening at 7pm. My brain's already gone into hibernation mode for the weekend, so here's a quick cut-and-paste description...

The Afro-Semitic Experience is a jazz ensemble dedicated to preserving, promoting and expanding the rich cultural and musical heritage of the Jewish and African diasporas. This is a band that can present interpretations of music from traditions as rich as Gospel, Klezmer, Niggunim, Spirituals, and Swing- all within the same tune. That's the Afro-Semitic Experience- a group as comfortable playing a bulgar as swingin' a blues, that knows how to play a freylakh or some funk.