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Tzadik Fest: Masada Guitars, NYC, 22 Jun 2011

Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival - June 22 at 9:30 PM
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.

Sixth Street Synagogue
325 E. Sixth Street
New York, NY 10003

Masada Guitars Revisited:
In 1993 John Zorn began composing and performing his 208 tunes that now comprise Book I of the Masada songbook. The vast repertoire has been performed by a mind-blowing variety of ensembles and performers, including a 2003 CD entitled 'Masada Guitars,' featuring guitarists Marc Ribot, Bill Frisell and Tim Sparks. For the Tzadik Radical Jewish Culture Festival, Masada Guitars will be revisited by three guitarists of the younger Radical Jewish Culture generation: Pitom's Yoshie Fruchter, Edom's Eyal Maoz and Rashanim's Jon Madof.

Eyal Maoz is a guitarist, bandleader and composer of great intensity and vision. His band Edom pushes Radical Jewish Culture to exciting new places with the addition of keyboard maniac Brian Marsella and Israeli drummer Yuval Lion. Tight, driving and intense, Hope and Destruction presents powerful Jewish rock instrumentals from a cutting edge guitarist who combines the harmonic lyricism of Bill Frisell with the angst and skronk of Marc Ribot.

Festival event page on Facebook
admission: $18 at the door, includes one drink

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