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Published on Mar 31, 2019
(from the FB page) The Planetary Party series kicks off with one of our favorite bands from Brookyln! Anbessa Orchestra is back in our hood again and if you haven't seen them yet you owe it to yourself. The dapper septet of Israeli Brooklynites wow’d a capacity crowd at the Brewery last August with their hard-hitting funk from the Golden Age of Ethiopian music. Probably a lot of you were away on vacation. Heavy jams inspired by the music of Addis Ababa in the 60s-70s, when the sounds of American jazz and James Brown-style funk rocketed through the clubs of so-called Swinging Addis and pollinated with Ethiopia’s own exotic scales and rhythms.
Ethiopian Groove is entirely its own kind of jazz-funk thing, and Anbessa approaches it with reverence and creativity; their original compositions pay homage to the genre rather than plagiarizing it. Their retro-African vibe is flecked with curious inspirations ranging from surf rock to reggae, Balkan to the middle-east.
Some very special guests from Argentina are also joing us! MICA Farías Gómez and Manu Uriona fuse LatAm rhythms with flamenco, hip-hop, funk, and other musical traditions. When visiting the US, they're often found at Double Edge Theatre, creating musical soundscapes to accompany nationally-acclaimed performances. Mica & Manu start at 8PM sharp.
Our Planetary Party cycle is made possible in part by our series sponsors and go-to coffee roasters Dean's Beans Organic Coffee Company!