Adam Rudolph Podcast 273

Adam Rudolph will be joining host David Ellenbogen on WKCR 89. FM-NY  from noon-3pm on Tuesday July 24.  This is in anticipation of the Go:Organic Orchestra’s collaboration with the Brooklyn Raga Massive this Friday July 27th 2017. http://rma.cm/2nq

You can listen live to the stream here,  and check out their 2011 chat and an exclusive live performance from Adam Rudoph’s Moving Pictures in the podcast above.

Adam Rudolph, “a pioneer in world music” (New York Times) and a “master percussionist” (Musician), has a creative, forward-thinking vision. He is inspired by his work with countless legends of music including Yusef Lateef, Pharoah Sanders, Philip Glass, L. Shankar, and Zakir Hussain. His collaboration with Brooklyn Raga Massive, known as “leaders of the Raga Renaissance” (New Yorker), promises to open new avenues of sonic exploration.

 

T live performance featured here is from Moving Pictures at the Painted Bride in 2010 and has an astounding lineup.

Adam Rudolph – handrumset (kongos, djembe, tarija, zabumba) thumb piano, bata (itotele), mouth bow, percussion

Ralph M. Jones – hulusi, bass clarinet, alto and c germanic flutes, soprano and tenor saxophones, bamboo trumpet, bamboo flutes

Joseph Bowie – trombone, organic/electronics, vocal, harmonica, congas, bamboo trumpet, percussion

Graham Haynes – cornet, flugelhorn, bamboo trumpet, percussion

Brahim Fribgane – oud, cajon, bendir, tarija, percussion

Kenny Wessel – electric and acoustic guitars, banjo

Jerome Harris – acoustic bass guitar, slide guitar, vocal

Matt Kilmer – frame drums, kanjira, bata (okonkolo), percussion

 

Sebitiyin: Innov Gnawa perform the Jewish songs of Gnawa – Podcast 230

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In this incredible episode we capture Innov Gnawa performing the “Sebatayin” repetoire, Gnawa music performed traditionally in Morrocco for the Jewish Community.  They performed this for the end of Passover at Greenwich House Music School as part of the UNCHARTED concert series.

The Jewish presence in Morocco dates back to over 2,500 years ago and upon interaction with the gnawa community, a bond formed over appreciation for gnawa music and its healing powers. Gnawa music pre-dates Islam and originally centered around animistic, spiritual, mystical concepts sung in sub-Saharan languages such as Bambara, Fulani and Sudani. Upon embracing Islam, gnawa songs began to incorporate Arabic language and themes around the Muslim prophets. Sebitiyin, meaning The Saturdays in Moroccan Arabic, is the collection of songs that grew out of the gatherings hosted by the Jewish community for the revered gnawa maalems whom they deeply respected. Themes of these songs still include the original elements of spirits and the natural world, and later came to incorporate shared saints from their Abrahamic traditions. Today, it is still rare to find a maalem that knows this full repertoire so we are especially lucky to have Maalem (Master) Hassan Ben Jaafer, son of the late Abdallah Ben Jaafer, lead us through a powerful moment of unity in music.

 
Personnel:
Maalem (Master) Hassan Ben Jaafer – vocals and sintir
Samir Langus – vocals and qraqeb (castanets)
Amino Belyamani- vocals and qraqeb (castanets)
Ahmed Jeriouda- vocals and qraqeb (castanets)
Nawfal Atiq- vocals and qraqeb (castanets)
Said Bourhana- vocals and qraqeb (castanets)
David Lizmi – vocals and qraqeb (castanets)

Uncharted is a concert series featuring New York-based artists premiering new projects or meeting with new collaborators for the first time on stage that has consistently drawn the attention of tastemakers and curators from across the city over the past three years. The Uncharted season delivers eclectic excellence in a broad selection of musical genres representing New York City’s diverse artistic community, including Mexican folkloric, ragtime, classical, electronic, jazz, ancient Moroccan devotional and contemporary R&B.

Artwork done live by Joan Chiverton
A poem written in the 1920’s read during the event