Barbez

This historically informed Brooklyn sextet recently released its fifth album, Bella Ciao, on John Zorn's Tzadik label. Guitarist-bandleader Dan Kaufman traveled to Italy to research the traditional music of the Roman Jews. He returned with Jewish music that was more than two thousand years old, which he blends with original tunes inspired by the Italian Resistance of World War II. The results are a haunting art-rock rooted in tragedy and defiance. With Yotam Haber.
Wed., Sept. 18, 7 p.m., 2013

 
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