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Charming Hostess CD Release Party, Cambridge, MA, Apr 1

band publicity photoCharming Hostess
CD Release party for new Tzadik release, "Sarajevo Blues"
Friday, April 1
8:30 p.m.
Center for New Words
186 Hampshire St.
Cambridge, MA

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"Their voices radiate female energy and their singing transforms the spirit." —San Francisco Chronicle

"Eisenberg's songs are hilarious and touching-they run the gamut from hard-edged and powerful to sweet and soulful." —New Yorker

Charming Hostess celebrates the release of their astonishing new album, Sarajevo Blues (Tzadik): a tour de force of NERDY-SEXY-COMMIE-GIRLIE brains and brawn. Drawing on work by Bosnian poet Sem Mehmedinovic, Sarajevo Blues tells of love and resistance, the nature of evil, and laughter by any means necessary. Jewlia's boldly original compositional voice brings the sexy, soulful sound of 60's girl groups to the 21st century avant-garde, rocking out along the way. Some songs explicitly speak of war, and others of cafe culture, underground sexuality, and freedom under extreme constraint. It sounds heavy, but we swear it's mostly about the triumph of the human spirit. Charming Hostess is Jewlia Eisenberg, Marika Hughes, Cynthia Taylor.

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