CCB Reggae All-Stars + Innov Gnawa

Brooklyn Bowl and mondo.nyc Present

CCB Reggae All-Stars + Innov Gnawa

dj.habibi from radioafricaonline.com starting at 6:00PM

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:30 pm)

$10

This event is 21 and over

Unfortunately, Omar Souleyman has had to cancel his performance due to travel issues out of his control. All tickets will be automatically refunded at point of purchase. CCB Reggae All-Stars will be performing on 10/4 in Omar's place with existing supports Innov Gnawa and DJ Habibi.


All advance ticket buyers for Omar Souleyman will be granted free entry to CCB Reggae All-Stars and Innov Gnawa! Your name(s) will be on a will call list at the box office. We look forward to having you at Brooklyn Bowl and apologize for the inconvenience.

  

Please ignore end time listed. We look forward to having you at Brooklyn Bowl!
 

 

CCB Reggae All-Stars
CCB Reggae All-Stars
The CCB Reggae All-Stars have been tearing up the New York scene since 1996, playing the music of Bob Marley and a wide variety of originals and covers performed by Ras Droppa, Marcia Davis, Carla Kelly, Simone G., Edizen Archer, Andrew McIntyre, and an inspired group of special guests. The band's celebration of herban life and music has earned CCB headline status at Boston's Freedom Rally and the Seattle Hempfest, and gigs backing diverse artists from Rita Marley and George Clinton to Bushman and Andrew Tosh.
Innov Gnawa
Innov Gnawa
INNOV GNAWA IS A GRAMMY-NOMINATED MUSICAL COLLECTIVE DEDICATED TO EXPLORING MOROCCO’S VENERABLE GNAWA MUSIC TRADITION IN THE HEART OF NEW YORK CITY. FORMED IN THE SUMMER OF 2014 BY MOROCCAN EXPAT SAMIR LANGUS, THE GROUP DRAWS ON THE CONSIDERABLE TALENTS AND EXPERTISE OF HASSAN BEN JAAFER, A MAÂLEM, OR MASTER GNAWA MUSICIAN, ORIGINALLY FROM FEZ, MOROCCO. UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF BEN JAAFER, INNOV HAS DELVED DEEP INTO THE ROOTS AND RITUALS OF GNAWA MUSIC, AND MADE A BIG SPLASH IN NYC, PLAYING SOME OF THE CITY’S MOST PRESTIGIOUS ROOMS INCLUDING LINCOLN CENTER, MUSIC HALL OF WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN BOWL AND THE STORIED BACKROOM OF BROOKLYN’S BARBÈS.

FOR THE UNINITIATED, GNAWA MUSIC IS THE RITUAL TRANCE MUSIC OF MOROCCO’S BLACK COMMUNITIES, ORIGINALLY DESCENDED FROM SLAVES AND SOLDIERS ONCE BROUGHT TO MOROCCO FROM NORTHERN MALI AND MAURITANIA. OFTEN CALLED “THE MOROCCAN BLUES”, GNAWA MUSIC HAS A RAW, HYPNOTIC POWER THAT’S FASCINATED OUTSIDERS AS DIVERSE AS WRITER/COMPOSER PAUL BOWLES, JAZZ GIANT RANDY WESTON AND ROCK GOD JIMI HENDRIX. THE MUSIC IS UTTERLY SINGULAR, PLAYED ON AN ARRAY OF UNIQUE INSTRUMENTS — FROM THE LUTE-LIKE SINTIR THAT THE MAÂLEM USES TO CALL THE TUNE, TO THE METAL QARQABA (CASTANETS) WITH WHICH THE KOUYOS (CHORUS) KEEP TIME AND POUND OUT CLATTERING, HYPNOTIC RHYTHMS.

HAILED BY BROOKLYN MAGAZINE AS ONE OF THE "5 BANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN BROOKLYN'S ARABIC MUSIC SCENE", INNOV GNAWA MAKE GREAT USE OF THIS TRADITIONAL REPERTOIRE, AND ADD THEIR OWN, CONTEMPORARY SPIN WITH ADDITIONAL AFRICAN AND LATIN PERCUSSION. TAKEN AS A WHOLE, THIS EXCITING NEW OUTFIT WORKS HARD TO FUSE A CENTURIES OLD NORTH AFRICAN TRADITION WITH THE PULSE AND ATTITUDE OF NEW YORK CITY NOW.
dj.habibi from radioafricaonline.com starting at 6:00PM
radioafricaonline.com has trained a team of Afrocentric DJs who have performed at the Apollo Theatre, B.B. King’s, Mercury Lounge, Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, and many other venues. Tonight marks the return of dj.habibi, specialist in music from North Africa – Rai, Chaabi, Gnawa, Kabyle, Regada, and more. Some of these tracks were picked up on CDs stuffed with thousands of MP3s from souks in Cairo, Beirut, and Damascus, and are simply not available anywhere outside North Africa and the Levant. dj.habibi has opened for North African stars like Natacha Atlas, was also resident DJ at the original Le Souk in the East Village, and has spun Arabic music at hookah bars and for belly-dancers at clubs like Tagine and the old Habibi Lounge. Radio Africa Online is the longest-running station playing African and North African music online, and the popular Radio Africa Online Mixes podcast, which includes four episodes devoted to music from North Africa and the Middle East, is featured in the iTunes Store and elsewhere, generating over 50 terabytes of traffic annually.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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