Music Listings – 3/21 through 3/27/2016

1.  Haeyoung Kim (aka Bubblyfish)

Date:  Monday, March 21, 2016
Time:  8pm
Venue: The Roulette (509 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217)
Ticket: $20
Genre: multi-media performance

A multi-media performance conceived, created, developed and designed by Haeyoung Kim (aka Bubblyfish)

Directed by Josh Chambers

Text by Haeyoung Kim, Tom James, Mary Jane Gibson, and Josh Chambers
Programming by Matthew Bergman
Moori development by Matthew Bergman and Haeyoung Kim
Music and Sound Design by Haeyoung Kim, Tom James, Josh Chambers, Mary Jane Gibson & Jay Maury

Vocal Sound Design by Jay Maury
Video by Haeyoung Kim
Lighting Design by John Eckert

Costume Design by EB Brooks
Assistant Direction by David Jimenez
Featuring Mary Jane Gibson as MJG

2. Women’s Jazz Festival: Alicia Hall Moran & Mal Devisa

Date: Monday, March 21, 2016
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library (515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, New York 10037)
Tickets: $30
Genre: jazz/indian music

Performer and composer, Alicia Hall Moran, presents her project, Black Wall Street, a staged concert depicting a story about money and the lesser-known tale of Black American finance in New York City – and beyond. This dynamic body of work is a collaboration with classical Indian musicians and pulls from the histories of Black Wallstreet, the Tulsa Race Riots and so much more.

Solo, bass, vocal, soul, loop, Mal Devisa, makes her Schomburg Center Women’s Jazz Festival debut.

3. Rana Santacruz

Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center (61 West 62nd St & Broadway, NY))
Tickets: free (sponsored concert)
Genre:  nu traditional Mexican music

Mexico City–born and Brooklyn-based since 2002, Rana Santacruz is redefining both traditional Mexican music and the American singer-songwriter tradition. In a bright, open-spirited style where a bluegrass banjo riff can rub up against a sweeping corrido (story ballad) lyric, the multi-instrumentalist and gifted musical storyteller embodies the current incarnation of the great American melting pot and the next wave of great music that is springing from it. His 2015 album Por Ahí, released in spring of 2015, was called “an amazing multi-genre masterpiece” by NPR.

Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

4. Brooklyn Raga Massive’s Holi Festival

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 6pm – 11pm
Venue: Pioneer Works (159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231)
Tickets: $15
Genre: Hindustani vocal music

Holi is a festival of colors in celebration of spring. Come welcome spring with featured performers including khayal and thumri singer Sangeeta Lahiri, Indian vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia with guitarist Rez Abbasi, and an exciting BRM percussion ensemble. BRM has a full schedule of activities including the throwing of colors, a family performance by Raga Kids, special spring food treats, Indian classical and more.

Set 1 | 8:00pm
Sangeeta Lahiri – vocal
Shankh Lahiri – tabla

Set 2 | 9:00pm
Sameer Gupta – tabla
Matt Kilmer – framedrums
Rich Stein – multipercussion
Ehren Hanson – tabla

Set 3 | 10:00
Kiran Ahluwalia – vocal
Rez Abbasi – guitar
Arun Ramamurthy – violin
Pawan Benjamin – saxophone
Michael Gam – bass
Sameer Gupta – drums

5. Johnny Deblase//Fester//Mickey Macabre//Hot Date

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 8:30pm
Venue: Don Pedro (90 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11206)
Tickets: $7
Genre: improv/noise

A night of improvised noisy and sometimes less noisy sounds! Come hear things and eat tacos.

Johnny Deblase:

Mickey Macabre (Yeonathan Shachar, Nicholas Horner, Brady Custis, Sam Harmet, Nathan Blankett)

Fester (Sean Ali, David Grollman)

Hot Date (Shayna Dulberger, Chris Welcome):

6. A-Wa (NYC debut) w/ Sway Machinery and DJ Who Am I

Date: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Time: 7:45pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker St, New York, New York 10012)
Ticket: $25
Genre: (nu) Yemenite folk songs plus electronic beats & grooves

A-WA (pronounced Ay-wa) is a band formed by 3 sisters: Tair, Liron & Tagel Haim. who grew up in the small desert village of ‘Shaharut’ in the southern Israeli Arava Valley.
With unique magical voices and lots of natural groove, the sisters combine Yemenite folk singing with electronic dance music.
These days, the intriguing debut album of A-WA, produced by Tomer Yosef (from Balkan Beat Box) is at its final stage and should be released sometime this year.
The album contains love and protest songs of women in the Yemeni-Arabic dialect, that were passed on as an oral tradition and were first recorded in the early 60’s by the Yemeni singer-songwriter Shlomo Moga’a.
The original combination of timeless Yemenite folk songs that the sisters grew up on with the modern approach of electronic beats & grooves gave rise to an exciting show with a refreshing new sound.
 A-Wa official site

Sway Machinery

Bandleader Jeremiah Lockwood says about the music that, “The Sway Machinery is on a mission to liberate the ghosts. We refuse to keep the enmity of dead men alive. Instead, we mine the past to resurrect the joys and myths of our friends, the ghosts. We claim their songs as our rightful inheritance, and offer them to you to be used as tools of liberation.”

Coming with a collection of headbangers culled from the vault of century-old sacred Ashkenazi Jewish melodies, The Sway Machinery offers its most detailed and precise evocation of the soul of the past. The record displays the band’s trademark sound that mines the world’s popular musics for gold in which to set the jewels of Cantorial melodies. The record features a set of fresh material, as well as a handful of unrecorded classics that have been honed for years on stage. [3rd Generation Recording]

Sway Machinery official site
Sway Machinery on facebook

DJ Who Am I

7. The Second Annual OUD SUMMIT

Date:  Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time: 7pm
Venue: Barbès (376 9th St, Brooklyn, New York 11215)
Ticket: $10
Genre: Arabic music

Featuring: Adam Good, Mavrothi Kontanis, Kane Mathis, Gordon Grdina and Brian Prunka.
The oud and its music is analogous to a language with many regional vocabularies and accents. Oud Summit will showcase the talents of five North American oud players who have all developed a unique take on one of the oldest stringed instruments in the world. Adam Good, Mavrothi Kontanis, Kane Mathis, Gordon Grdina and Brian Prunka have two things in common, they all have pursued intense study of middle-eastern music, theory, and performance, and they have all created live performances that incorporate the unique personal, and regional inspirations that each musician has encountered throughout the course of his study. This concert is dedicated to the memory of the late Haig Manoukian. Haig was a loved and respected contributor to the New York Middle-Eastern music scene since the late 1970’s and was a huge inspiration to generations of oud players.

8. Falu’s Bollywood Orchestra HOLI celebration

Date: Saturday, March 26, 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: Flushing Town Hall (137-35 Northern Blvd, Flushing, New York 11354)
Tickets: $16
Genre: Bollywood music

Fronted by one of India’s most influential musicians – who’s collaborated with masterminds including Yo-Yo Ma and A.R. Rahman – this ethereal ensemble combines the timeless elegance of Bollywood’s musical golden age with an inventive modern style. Catch Falu‘s highly acclaimed vocals backed by an orchestra of Eastern and Western instruments for a one-of-a-kind performance. (Dance Lessons at 7PM, Performance at 8PM)

9. Brooklyn Raga Massive Feat. Karsh Kale

Date: Sunday, March 27, 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: Pioneer Works (159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, New York 11231)
Tickets: $15
Genre: Indian classical, electronica, rock and more

On the last night of their residency, BRM celebrates 4 years of weekly programming with special guest, Karsh Kale. Karsh is a global star who has long bridged the gap between Indian classical, electronica, rock and more. Karsh collaborates with Max ZT, Priya Darshini and other BRM members for an epic culmination to their Pioneer Works Residency.

This event is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program of the New York State Council on the Arts, administered in Kings County by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).