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Charming Hostess brings Bowls Project to Brooklyn, NY, 9 Mar, 2013

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Saturday, March 9, 8pm
376 9th St, Brooklyn

Get apocalyptic with Charming Hostess! Singing from Babylonian Jewish amulets known as “demon bowls,” Charming Hostess performs with cello and banjo this Saturday in Brooklyn.

Demon bowls were common home-protecting amulets for women in late-antique Babylon. Their texts deal with mysticism and magic, angels and demons, and the joys of love, sex, and exorcism. These bowls inhabit the world of the “apocalyptic intimate”–a spirit-rich environment where the vast supernatural realm intersects the tiny domestic sphere. Weaving together these amulet texts with the American apocalyptic music tradition, this intimate iteration of Charming Hostess will include Marika Hughes (Bottom Heavy, Two Foot Yard) Ganda Suthivarakom (Cibo Matto, David Byrne) and Brandon Seabrook (Seabrook Power Plant, Ben Allison).

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