Music listings – 6/7 through 6/13

1. TARANGA + Kevin Mambo from FELA!

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Time: 9:00pm
Venue: Nublu (62 Ave C, btw 4th St. and 5th St.)
Ticket: $10
Genre: World/Senegal/Mbalax/Afrobeat

TARANGA, NYC’s new M’Balax Band will be sharing the Stage with Kevin Mambo and his group BLAZ and the 88 SOUND. For those of you who don’t know already, Kevin plays Fela Anikulapo Kuti in the critically acclaimed Broadway show FELA! BLAZ and the 88 SOUND goes on at 10pm, TARANGA will be at 11pm.

Taranga is:
Backa Niang (lead vocals, sabar percussions)
Mahanta Faye (Drumset)
Arone N’diaye (Marimba Keyboards)
Raja Kassis (lead Guitar)
Mor Coumba Gueye (Sabar percussions/Animation)

More about Fela.

2. Tiptons Sax Quartet

Date: Wednesday June 9, 2010
Time: 9:30pm
Venue: The Tank/Hell’s Kitchen (354 W. 45th Street between 8th and 9th)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Jazz/Balkan/contemporary

THE TIPTONS have appeared at venues and music festivals worldwide. With a repertoire that ranges from New Orleans second – line to jazz, Afro-Cuban to Balkan, klezmer and beyond, the Tiptons create some of the wildest sounds ever to come out of a sax quartet. Their dynamic, playful concerts feature high-energy interaction between members, and a repertoire that touches on soulful music from around the world.

The Tiptones are:
Amy Denio (alto sax, voice)
Jessica Lurie (alto & tenor sax, voice)
Sue Orfield (tenor sax, voice)
Tina Richerson (baritone sax, voice)
Lee Frisari (drums)

Date: Saturday June 12, 2010
Time: 8pm – 11pm
Venue: Ella Lounge (upstairs, 9 Avenue A, between 1st and second St.
Ticket: $10

Sharing the stage with Viva and Jive Grave.

3. The Energizers

Shakira’s percussionist Ravish Momin
Iranian saxophone sensation and leader of THE TEHRAN-DAKAR BROTHERS‘ Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi
New York’s most in demand session trumpeter Lex Samu
Stumblebum Brass Band founding member and tuba player Jesse

Date: Friday June 11, 2010
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Brooklyn Wine Exchange (138 Court Street off Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn. A,C,F train to Jay Street Boro Hall)
Ticket: no cover
Genre: Jazz/World/improve

4. Rachid Taha

Date: Sunday June 13, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: Highline Ballroom (431 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011-5892, (212) 414-5994)
Ticket: $20
Genre: Algerian Pop/Nu Rai

Rachid Taha is an Algerian musician. His music is influenced by many different styles such as rock,techno and raï. He covered The Clash song “Rock the Casbah” (in Arabic, as “Rock El Casbah”), which appeared in the 2007 film about Clash frontman Joe StrummerThe Future Is Unwritten.

Opneing act is GlobeSonic dj Fabian Alsultany.