MeanRed Productions proudly opens the doors to our new venue the Yard, an outside space on the Gowanus Canal for a day of music on the water.
The Babylon Circus ventures out to Brooklyn after playing Summer Stage for a special show. The French group make leftist politics fun and funky, in the spirit of Mano Negra and Les Negresses Vertes. Drawing on everything from chanson to reggae to punk, the group’s musicians have worked together for more than a decade, toured the world, performed 700 shows in 15 countries. This is a celebration of their mixture of traditional Folk from Eastern Europe, a neo-realistic sounds of their French origins with urban reggae, Ska, Jazz, Dub & Punkrock. This explosive mixture created enormous power on stage, sweeping any audience off their feet with a unique sonic experience. But there’s more to a good circus than just music. With Clownery, pantomime and funny extemporization, Babylon Circus satisfy your every sense to make their performance an almost magic experience.
Saxophonist/keyboard-player/composer Ilhan Ersahin, the founder of the group, creates a sound that explores and extends the dissemination of musical styles and cultures over thousands of years to the present. He has done this by journeying to Europe, Asia and South America to create a trilogy of albums based in three geographical and cultural centres, employing a “shifting configuration of personnel and instrumentation.” The result is a musical distillation of all that is interesting about truly cosmopolitan, truly urban 21st-century locales, whilst avoiding sentimentality and “world music” clichés.
Ilhan Ersahin- Keys/Sax . Kenny Wollesen - Drums . Alp Ersonmez- Bass . Izzet Kizil- Percussion . Nil Karaibrahimgil- Vocals . Otto- Vocals
Tickets Available at Ticketweb.com
$15 Day of Show
Official Website: http://www.meanredproductions.com
Added by pimentao on June 19, 2007