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Chagall and the Apples, London, UK, Nov 19, 2007

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Monday 19th November 2007
Chagall and The Apples
Cargo London, 83 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A 3AY
Doors open 7.30pm. Tickets £8 in advance from jcclondon.org.uk or 0207 431 9866. £10 on the door.

An electro-acoustic club night featuring funk, jazz, scratch band The Apples, and new live music / live animation Chagall Illuminated.

The Apples who sold out and ripped up the Jazz's Café earlier this year in their first London visit The Apples are a nine-strong group hailing from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa, who weave big band jazz into raw funk rhythm patterns and scratch routines. Their live performances have audiences dancing and laughing from the opening beat. Into the mix they throw anything from Ray Charles samples to traditional Jewish Klezmer melodies.

In Chagall Illuminated, animators, including BAFTA-award winning Asaf Agranat and Kelly Budge (Your mum), unleash a landscape in which the Stetl in Vitebsk morphs into a rainbow hued metropolis populated with floating lovers and falling fiddlers, while donkeys, dogs and cats somersault across rooftops and Marc himself juggles birth, death, revolution, the enlightenment, biblical visions, pogroms, poverty and redemption over our heads. Underscoring and improvising this landscape is the new music: LIVE: Max Reinhardt (laptop and gizmos) and Tamar Osbourn (clarinets and soprano sax) plus virtual additions from Steve Reich, Lemez Lovas (Oi Va Voi) and Ben Mandelson.

This event is standing-only and is part of the London Jazz Festival.

Produced by YaD Arts for the JCC London

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