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Asefa, Brooklyn, NY, Jun 8

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Thursday, June 8, 9pm, No Cover!
The Tea Lounge, NYC
837 Union St. (btw 6/7 aves)
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Subway: Q/B to 7ave or 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza.

Asefa is playing at a great spot in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Great beer and food to go with the music!

Asefa includes Samuel Thomas on woodwinds and percussion, Noah Jarrett on upright bass, Eric Platz on drums and David Buchbut on percussion.

**New Asefa CD available at: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/samuelthomas and now on iTunes

Here's a recent review by Gili Houpt on NYC Jewish Music: Jewish Music Album of the Week: "Asefa," the eponymous debut by Samuel Thomas' band, gathers the sounds of klezmer and jazz together with African and Middle-Eastern music for a great mix of traditional tunes and original compositions. In addition to clarinet and sax, Samuel plays instruments unfamiliar to most listeners of Western music: bendir (Moroccan percussion) and ghaita, (a type of African flute) for a mesmerizing effect. There are 2 vocal tracks, including Ki Eshmera Shabbat, a popular Sephardic song for the Shabbat meal. The rest of the album is instrumental, but even without words the universal language of music conveys the Spirit. Asefa is the outcome of JATM, Jewish Awareness through Music, a project Thomas founded to teach Jewish culture all over the world.

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