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Rashanim, Naftule's Dream, NYC, Jun 10

Tzadik Records artists Rashanim and Naftule's Dream perform on June 10 at 8pm as part of Makor's Crakow Festival

Thu, Jun 10, 2004, 8:00pm
Makor Steinhardt Building, 35 West 67th Street
(between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue)
Subway: 2/3 to 72nd Street, 1/9 to 66th Street

New York, NY-One of the most important festivals of its kind in the world, The Jewish Cultural Festival in Cracow pays homage to 1000 years of Jewish arts, culture and music in Poland. From June 7­10, Makor presents its own mini-Cracow Festival featuring traditional and cutting-edge music, film, art and talk. This event is co-presented with Friends of the Jewish Culture Festival in Cracow.

The dynamic guitar trio Rashanim merges the power of rock with electrifying improvisation and beautiful Jewish melodies, leading the The Village Voice to call them "one of the best things to happen to [Jewish music] since Andy Statman or the Klezmatics." Rashanim's debut CD was released in 2003 on John Zorn's Tzadik Records. Rashanim is lead by guitarist Jon Madof and includes Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (Satlah, Lemon Juice Quartet, Anthony Braxton) on electric bass and Mathias Kunzli (Randy Brecker, George Garzone, Mecca Bodega) on drums and percussion.

"Naftule's Dream is a remarkable balancing act of discipline and unabashed noise, technical brilliance and a completely contrary punk/no-wave aesthetic...Imagine Albert Mangelsdorf, Jimi Hendrix, and Ran Blake jamming with the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at a Hasidic wedding." Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

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