Sun, September 7th

Racha Fora

TICKETS

Doors 9PM
Show 9:30PM
Advance Price $10 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a FULL DINNER for only $20 – details below)
Door Price $15
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door



Leader Hiro Honshuku's extensive resume is highlighted by his longstanding interest in Brazilian music and, above all, his lengthy association with the late composer, bandleader, and educator George Russell, author of The Lydian Chromatic Concept for Tonal Organization. Russell's ideas have profoundly influenced Honshuku's approach to composition and arranging and have led him to a musical idiom that is distinctively his own. In addition to the flute, Honshuku performs on the EWI, an electronic wind instrument developed by Akai that can traverse an astounding eight octaves; the vast array of sonorities it produces come from samples programmed by Honshuku on his laptop computer.
Violinist Rika Ikeda's ravishing tone reflects her intensive classical training, but she can play rough when she wants to. An accomplished improviser, her precise portamenti in part reflect traditional Japanese music, but also give her phrases an unmistakable blues inflection.

Mauricio Andrade's nylon guitar, delicate with almost classical voicings, centers the ensemble. His comping is rhythmically impeccable and his subdued solos are harmonically acute.
Rafael Russi brings to the electric bass much of the technique of his other instrument, the guitar. Indeed, at times, he and Andrade work together so tightly that they resemble a single 10-string instrument. His solid groove anchors the group, but he can surprise you by suddenly picking up the melodic line or adding a rich counterpoint.

Fernando Saci is not only a virtuoso of the pandeiro with absolutely flawless time but also an inventive creator of novel sounds (e.g., brushes on a Mayan ocean drum). His dazzling percussion playing is echoed by his own vivid vocalizations.

In a venerable tradition dating back at least to Duke Ellington, many of Honshuku's original compositions acquired their often cryptic titles long after the music was completed. - J. R. Carroll, July 2011, writer for artsfuse.org


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**Dinner Special Details**

 

Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 

Dinner options include:

 

None: I purchased a General Admission Ticket

Option 1: Mediterranean Plate, Salad and a Soda

Option 2: Hamburger, Salad, Humus and a Soda

Option 3: Marinated Grilled Chicken Cubes, Salad, Humus and a Soda

Option 4: Kale Salad, Humus and a Soda