'Raelian Cabaret: Sephardic-Balkan Extravaganza'
Best known for his band Church of Betty's sophisticated India-influenced rock, Chris Rael debuts a new group devoted to the Ladino-language Sephardic sounds of Spain, Portugal, and Israel. Too personal to be reduced to mere "fusion," the singer and multi-instrumentalist's deeply felt new material enjoys a Balkan tinge by way of Vlada Tomova, one-quarter of the female a cappella group Lila, who kick off the evening.
Fri., May 28, 8 & 10 p.m., 2010
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