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Concert Review: TriBeCaStan – radically multicultural and poly-stylistic to the marrow…

Date: Friday, Augusr 2, 2013
Venue: the Rubin Museum (NY)

tribecastan-rooftop-press-photo-4000x3000-300dpi-rgb-1024x768Review by Dawoud Kringle

TriBeCaStan is John Kruth (mandolin, mandocello, banjo, sitar, flutes, harmonica, vocals); Jeff Green (yayli, tamboor, tarhu, morsing, dutar, flutes, rubab, aqua drum, halo); Matt Darriau (kaval, clarinet, alto sax, gaida); Kenny Margolis (accordion, harmonium); Ray Peterson (double bass); Boris Kinberg (percussion, timbales, gong); Rohin Khemani (tabla, percussion); John Turner (trumpet) and Chris Morrow (trombone). Continue reading

TriBeCaStan new live footage!



TriBeCaStan are: John Kruth – mandolin, mandocello, banjo, flute, harmonica, Irish whistle
Jeff Greene – marimba, yayli tambor, mandolin, hurdy gurdy, flutes
Todd Isler – drums
Dave Dreiwitz – bass
John Turner – trumpet
Kenny Margolis – accordion
Ibrahim Gonzalez – conga, percussion
with guests:
Matt Darriau – clarinet, alto sax, bagpipe, kaval
Steve Turre – trombone, conch shells

Performing live in Soho Jan 7, 2011

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Music listings – 9/6 through 9/12

1. The O’Farrill Family Band w/Arturo O’Farrill, Adam O’Farrill, Zack O’Farrill, Ivan Renta & Shawn Conley

Date: Monday, September 6, 2010
Times: 7:30pm & 9:30pm
Venue: Dizzy’s Club – Jazz at Lincoln Center (Broadway at 60th Street, 5th Floor New York, New York 10023)
Ticket: $20
Latin Jazz

Arturo O’Farrill who is the son of  Arturo “Chico” O’Farrill is the leader and pianist of the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra. Under his direction the group recorded the Grammy-nominated album Noche Involvidable in 2005, and Song for Chico in 2008. He was also a professor of jazz at The University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Music listings 8/30 through 9/5

1.The Stumblebum Brass Band w. ORB MELLON, LOW SOCIETY (featuring Mandy Lemons & Sturgis Nikides)

DateTuesday, August 31, 2010
Time: 8pm
Venue: The Bowery Electric (327 Bowery, New York, NY 10003) Get Directions

Ticket: $ t.b.a.
Genre: blues, brass

The Stumblebums are an incendiary force on the New York City music scene. Even though the band has deep respect and admiration for the art of both Louis Armstrong and Nirvana; the Stumblebums reject nostalgia in favor of riotous spontaneity.

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TriBeCaStan: “…….are the Sex Pistols not folk music?”


 Interview by Jim Hoey – Photos by Marilyn Cvitanic ——————————This interview was conducted at TriBeCaStan’s West Side studio, with helicopters rising and falling along the riverside, and the three of us, John Kruth, Jeff Greene, and myself, surrounded by the instruments of their trade, culled from a lifetime of travel and exploration. Fresh from a sold-out CD release party at Joe’s Pub for their  latest offering, 5 Star Cave, the two offered insight into how they go about re-imagining folk  music from around the Middle East, Northern Africa, and other parts of the world. Based out of  the crossroads of NYC, they have the advantage of hearing some of the traditional  music they are inspired by pumping from cabs and bodegas, yet their embrace of the strange and  foreign in music goes above and beyond mere curiosity or dabbling, and passes into the realm of  living scholarship. Indeed, both have gone to the countries whose music they cherish, and have  played with the masters, so they’ve got the authenticity down, and when you hear them grooving along with their top-notch Folklorkestra, you don’t doubt that what you’re hearing is the real thing.

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