Posts Tagged ‘Rhythm in the Diaspora Festival’

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,; $20 cover, which includes a drink. (Chinen)

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Time Out NY Rhythm in the Diaspora Fest preview

“Drummer Harris Eisenstadt celebrates a handsome new disc by his September Trio, The Destructive Element, as part of a globe-trotting two-night percussion festival. The June 19 bill features Senegalese drum group Sing Sing Rhythms (10pm), as well John Amira’s Afro-Cuban Batá Drum Ensemble, performing Santeria rhythms rarely heard outside a ritual context. The June 20 bill features the September Trio itself—with Eisenstadt, saxist Ellery Eskelin and pianist Angelica Sanchez—presenting its uncommonly reflective and balladic brand of avant-jazz over the course of two sets.”

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“The Best Jazz Shows in NYC this Month” – Village Voice

Rhythm in the Diaspora Festival shortlisted for Best Jazz shows in NYC in June by David Adler in the Village Voice. Link here.