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The Sway Machinery, WJMF, Washington, DC, 7 Jun 2009

The Washington Jewish Music Festival - 6/4-6/11

The Sway Machinery
Aaron & Cecile Goldman Theater, Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
June 7, 7:30 pm

Combining rhythmic power and potent folklore, The Sway Machinery’s energy and unique music are unmatched. Jeremiah Lockwood of Balkan Beat Box mixes Cantorial and liturgical traditions with Afro-beats, blues, pop and horns to create a truly original sound. Hebrew, Yiddish and Aramaic lyrics mesh with horns and American blues traditions to create a frenzied, celebratory musical experience. The Sway Machinery boasts a heavy-hitting rotation of musicians including drummers Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Stefan Schneider of Montreal-based and internationally renowned instrumental post-rock band Belle Orchestre, bass player Nick Movshon of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, and the trumpet and tenor sax horn section of the band Antibalas, Jordan McLean and Stuart Bogie. The powerful combination of musical personalities yields an unassailable force of excitement.

“Jeremiah Lockwood makes the ancient modern and the mythological real.”
—The Village Voice

Community Partner: JDub Records
If you'd like to attend this event you can purchase tickets online.

Festival logoPresented in partnership with Teev Events, Inc.
Co-sponsored by the Embassy of Israel

For information: 202-777-3251 or wjmf.org.

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