Klezmer & African Drumming Extravaganza at The Tank

March 16, 2006, 10pm
Aaron Alexander’s Midrash Mish Mosh with Senegalese Sabar masters Yakar Rhythms

A World-Jazz Extravaganza is coming to The Tank on March 16, 2006 at
10pm, featuring Aaron Alexander’s Midrash Mish Mosh and Senegalese
Sabar drum masters Yakar Rhythms, featuring Aliounne ‘Guido’ Faye.
Special guest on Midrash Mish Mosh is drummer David Licht from the
Klezmatics! Both bands will play separately and then collaborate on a
couple tunes at the end. Alexander previously produced and a
collaboration with Yakar rhythms and Hasidic New Wave which resulted in
the CD “Belly of Abraham” for Knitting Factory records.

The Tank is Located at 279 Church St. (bet. Franklin & White), in Tribeca, in NYC.
The Tank @ Collective: Unconscious is located at 279 Church Street
between Franklin and White. To get to The Tank by subway take: A, C, E, J, M, Z, N, Q, R, W, Z,
or 6 to Canal Street or 1, 9 to Franklin Street
By Phone: 212.563.6269 By Email: info@thetanknyc.org

Aaron Alexander’s Midrash Mish Mosh brings together original klezmer
with electric instruments, free jazz, balkan rhythms and thrash punk.
Their record on the Tzadik label has received acclaim from critics in
the klezmer world and the modern jazz world. The band features some of
the top players in the New York klezmer and jazz scenes. The band at
The Tank will be: Aaron Alexander & David Licht – drums, Greg Wall
saxophone, Alex Kontorovich – clarinet, Frank London – trumpet,
Curtis Hasselbring – trombone, Jay Vilnai – guitar, David Richards – bass.
Yakar Rhythms: This dynamic and energetic drum troupe hails from Senegal, West Africa
via NYC. Leader Alioune Faye is a master drummer of the Sing Sing Faye
family of Sengalese griots. Their repertoire draws on the rich griot
and Sabar drumming traditions, which are passed down through families
from one generation to the next.
For more info on this event, contact Aaron Alexander at (646) 414-2326,
email a@aaronalexander.com