Monthly Archives: March 2011

Japan Benefit Event in NY: WA-GO – Global unity

和合~ Unity ~ Vol.1 
Date: Friday, April 1, 2011
Time: 6:30pm til midnight (performances: 7:30-11pm)
Venue: 239 W. 14th St. 2F (btwn 7th & 8th Avenues)
Ticket: $10 (All donations will be sent to the Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate Prefectural governments) 
Genre: Classical music, Japanese traditional music, martial arts demonstration,
oriental Dance, Salsa Dance and African music

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Music listings – 3/28 through 4/3

1. Avram’s Electric Kool-Aid

Date: Monday, March 28, 2011
Time: 11pm
Venue: Nublu
Ticket: $10
Genre: Funk/Jazz/improve

Inspired by Ornette Coleman’s Primetime, Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew, Moroccan Gnawa music, and Stanley Turrentine, we will be playing my original compositions, featuring improvisations by some of NYC’s most creative groove players. Avram’s Electric Kool-Aid featuring: Kenny Wessel (Guitar), Dave Phelps (Guitar), Chris Eddleton (Drums), Todd Isler (Percussion), Stuart Popejoy (Electric Bass) and Avram Fefer (Saxes and Composition).

2. Chicha Libre

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YEMEN BLUES (Israel) creating “moments of soul” @ Le Poisson Rouge (NY)

 Date:  March 9, 2011
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (NY)

Photo by Zohar Ron

Text by Jim Hoey, videos and interview by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

In New York city, musicians come from all over the world to hook up and put a band together in the hopes of touring the world and living that dream. The players in YEMEN BLUES are in the middle of that process, not yet “on top of the world”, but rising up and starting to play venues and cities farther and farther away from New York.

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Les Halle’s Japan Relief: a special dessert and cocktail!

Text by Jim Hoey

Small things really do add up, so if you have a chance and want to mix charity with a good meal, eat at this local Frech restaurant, Les Halles, and see 100% of select purchases go directly to the Japan Relief Effort (through the Japan Society).



Les Halle’s message: “Lift a spoon or glass for a great cause.  For the next two weeks, Les Halles would like to offer a special dessert and cocktail to our guests.  Our chocolate crème brulee and “Tranquil Sea” cocktail are not only divine, but 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Japan Society and their ongoing efforts to help Japan during this great tragedy.  We toast to you and thank you.” Continue reading