Los Hacheros, Benyoro, eKUSH, DJ YOUNG CHRIS

Mo' Beat Mondays

Los Hacheros




Monday, March 30th, 2015

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Tickets available at the door! $8 CASH ONLY!

Los Hacheros
Los Hacheros
Since 2011, Los Hacheros have been setting dance floors aflame with a gritty soulfulness that has been absent far too long from the modern Latin scene. Through their music, one hears echoes of legends such as Ray Barretto, Fania, and Arsenio Rodriguez, but with an immediacy that is unmistakably New York, now. Combining the raw emotion of Papote Jimenez's vocals, Eddie Venegas and Itai Kriss' powerful mambos, and Jacob Plasse's psychedelic tres guitar, Los Hacheros have created a revelatory sound that is both unique and timeless.

Los Hacheros' debut album, Pilon, out now on Chulo Records, was recorded live on a 388 Tascam tape machine with no computers or overdubs. The result? A perfect blend of polyrhythms and improvisational flights, earning the praise of die-hard salseros, while also introducing a younger generation to the music’s beauty and enduring vitality.

"An album full of traditional West African grooves and contemporary Afropop filtered through the grit of New York." – WNYC’s Soundcheck

"★★★★- Benyoro's ancient-meets-modern sound is best captured on the rocky-edged 'Segou Breakdown' and the dancefloor bomb 'Subaromaloya'...If you are lucky enough to be in New York when they play, be sure to catch them." – Songlines magazine

"One of the must-listen albums of 2014." – PRI's "The World"

“A fresh, visionary evolution in the hybridization of rock-influenced Saharan music...It’s spirit-lifting morning music, yet equally transports listeners to the magic of the desert after dark.” – Relix magazine

“Benyoro’s debut sets the new bar for Mandémusic played in America...A six-man juggernaut...They play together like nobody’s business. The stop-
on-a-dime intros and endings are flawless. The dynamics are definitive, shifting briskly from a full-throated roar to a percolating whisper.” – NPR’s Afropop Worldwide

“If you enjoy the traditional sounds of West African music, then you’ll fall in love with Benyoro.” – Ebony magazine

“Bright, buoyant, and inspired.” – Wondering Sound

In the Bamana language of Mali, Benyoro means meeting place, and that’s exactly what this group is. It’s about the meeting of traditional and modern instruments, African and American musicians, and centuries-old songs and modern arrangements. Benyoro brings together members of diverse projects such as Toumani Diabaté’s Symmetric Orchestra, Regina Carter’s Reverse Thread, Toubab Krewe, and Peter Apfelbaum’s New York Heiroglyphics. The band members hail from exotic locales such as Mali, Martinique, and Wisconsin, but what brings them together is a shared love, respect, and understanding of the music of Malian jelis (praise musicians), as well as a desire to modernize it. Patrice Blanchard and Andy Algire form the core of the band on bass and drums, respectively. The addition of Idrissa Koné on taman (talking drum) and
Luke Quaranta on djembe gives this rhythm section an unstoppable momentum, while kora (West African harp) player Yacouba Sissoko and guitarist Sam Dickey alternate between elegant accompaniments and blistering solos.

Started in 2012, Benyoro has performed at numerous venues and festivals including California WorldFest, the U.N. General Assembly, Brooklyn Bowl, Esalen Institute, Manifestivus, Wesleyan University, City Winery, Joe’s Pub, Barbès, Rockwood Music Hall, and Ashkenaz. In the process, they have shared billing with artists such as Steel Pulse, Marcus Miller, Orgone, Diblo Dibala, Toubab Krewe, Zongo Junction, and Barika.

In Benyoro’s music, the sonorous, stately melodies of traditional jeliya (praise-singing) are sped up and reconfigured into infectious grooves, but even in the midst of all the movement, the reflective core of the music remains. With this meeting of meditative tradition and raucous dance music, Benyoro is a celebration of the communal and universal nature of West African music.
Deejay Mf-Young-Old-Classy Chris, just a few of the monikers that have followed him around buying, selling & spinning records in NYC, for almost the past 20 years. With hip hop roots & style you can find Classy playing 60s / 70s soul, Latin & other known & unknown goodies on the radio & around town...
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249

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