NY Times Rhythm in the Diaspora Fest Preview
Rhythm in the Diaspora Festival (Wednesday and Thursday) Organized by the drummer and composer Harris Eisenstadt, this two-day festival puts an emphasis on the interplay between jazz and folkloric drumming. An 8:30 p.m. set on Wednesday will feature the John Amira Afro Cuban Bata Drum Ensemble, led by Mr. Amira, an authority on Santeria rhythm; the 10 p.m. set that evening, performed by Sing Sing Rhythms, will be devoted to the sabar drumming style of Senegal. And on Thursday in two sets, at 8:30 p.m., Mr. Eisenstadt will lead his September Trio, with Ellery Eskelin on tenor saxophone and Angelica Sanchez on piano, in a celebration of its new album, “The Destructive Element” (Clean Feed). Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, (212) 989-9319, corneliastreetcafe.com; $20 cover, which includes a drink. (Chinen)
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