(U)nity + Anbessa Orchestra + Los Cumpleaños

Mo' Beat Mondays

(U)nity + Anbessa Orchestra + Los Cumpleaños

Monday, February 6th, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:15 pm)


This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at the door $8 cash only

This event is 21+

(U)nity is the musical project, and collective ideal of five musicians from different corners of the world. Bringing to the group the musical flavors of Paris, Havana, Minneapolis, Providence and NYC, musicians Michael Valeanu, Axel Tosca Laugart, Chris Smith, Max Cudworth and Amaury Acosta have created an unlikely collaboration. In their mission of fusing afro cuban culture with modern jazz, soul, hip-hop and gospel they’ve sacrificed neither virtuosity nor groove. Their latest release, Peace.Love&Music, is (U)nity’s manifesto, mission statement and first step to reaching all those who dream of being enlightened, refreshed and inspired by music again.

Conceived in the summer of 2006 by pianist Axel Tosca Laugart and drummer Amaury Acosta, (U)nity represented for the pair a musical and universal ideal. They envisioned a collective of musicians whose every note would have the power to cross the lines that divide genres, countries and cultures and reach each listener, no matter his or her place in life. In 2008, while studying at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Axel and Amaury were joined by French guitarist Michael Valeanu, Bassist Chris Smith and alto saxophonist Max Cudworth. Since their union, the group has performed at The New York Winter Jazz Fest, Zinc Bar, Dizzy's Club Coca Cola, The Highline Ballroom, Free Candy, Shape Shifter Lab, NuBlu, The New Jersey Jazz Summit, and Spike Hill, Smalls.

They have collaborated and received encouragement from notable musicians such as Robert Glasper, Pedrito Martinez, Alian Perez, Mike Rodriguez, Osmany Paredes, and Luques Curtis. They are now working on their second album “(U)nity is Power” that will feature Pino Palladino (The Who, Nine inch Nails, D’angelo), Percussionist & Vocalist Pedrito Martinez, multi Instrumentalist Dj Harrison , Vocalists Chris Turner, Lauren Desburg and Jonathan Hoard. Visit their website iamunity.com and download Peace.Love&Music.
Anbessa Orchestra
Anbessa Orchestra
Anbessa Orchestra is a 7 piece group based in NYC that draws it's inspiration from the beautiful music of Ethiopia. Playing arrangements of Ethiopian funk tunes from the 60's-70's as well as original music with Ethiopian influence.

Wayne Tucker- Trumpet
Eyal Vilner- Alto Sax
Eden Bareket- Baritone Sax
Nadav Peled- Guitar, compositions, arrangements
Dor Heled- Keyboards
Tamir Shmerling- Bass
Eran Fink- Drums
Los Cumpleaños
Los Cumpleaños
Los Cumpleaños play a psychedelic mix of classic era Cumbia and Salsa from Colombia as well as tasty, danceable originals in the same vein.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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