Imagine Charles Mingus sitting in with a Klezmer band playing Gospel music set to the polyrhythmic pace of the congas and bongos. Imagine a band that understands and can present interpretations of music from traditions as rich as gospel, klezmer, nigunim, spirituals, and swing. Imagine the Afro-Semitic Experience.
The Afro-Semitic Experience is an ensemble dedicated to preserving, promoting and expanding the rich cultural and musical heritage of the Jewish and African Diasporas.
David Chevan, bass; Warren Byrd, piano and keyboards; Alvin Carter, Jr., drum set and percussion; Baba David Coleman, African drums and percussion; Stacy Phillips, violin and dobro; Will Bartlett, saxophone and clarinet
In advance: $15; Discounted JCC Member/Student/Senior/Limited Income $10
At the door: $20; Discounted JCC Member/Student/Senior/Limited Income $15
Go to wjmf.org or call (800) 494-TIXS
Info: [email protected]; (202) 777-3250
(Tags: Jewish music, African music, Washington Jewish Music Festival)
Added by WJMF on May 11, 2008