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Tzadik Fest: Rashanim, NYC, 25 May 2011

band photoTzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival
A celebration of avant-garde and experimental Jewish music
May 23 - June 29

The Sixth Street Community Synagogue and John Zorn's Tzadik Records present six concerts by some of the best and brightest musicians on New York's Downtown Jewish Music scene.

Rashanim Unplugged - May 25, 9:30pm
Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

Rashanim is an instrumental trio on John Zorn’s Tzadik Records, combining the power of rock with the spontaneity of improvisation, deep Middle Eastern grooves, and mystical Jewish melodies. The self-proclaimed 'Jewish Power Trio' is led by Jon Madof on guitar, with Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz on bass and Mathias Künzli on drums and percussion. The band gets its name from the noisemakers used during the raucous Jewish holiday of Purim.

In 2009 Rashanim released the all-acoustic 'The Gathering,' journeying far beyond their usual electric setting into a world of banjos, exotic percussion, and ethereal voices. Rashanim's concert at the Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival will feature music from this repertoire.

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admission: $18 at the door, includes one drink

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