Sat, January 8th

Barbes Takes Manhattan II

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Doors 6:30pm
Show 7:30pm
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BARBES TAKES MANHATTAN - Part Two. 
An Evening of Music from Brooklyn-based Barbes Records
with

* LES CHAUDS LAPINS - 7:30PM
* PIERRE DE GAILLANDE'S BAD REPUTATION - 8:15PM
* CHICHA LIBRE - 9:00PM
* HAZMAT MODINE - 9:45PM
* BROOKLYN QAWWALI PARTY - 10:30PM

* FREE to APAP badge holders * 

Time to coincide with the APAP conference - an annual rite which brings musician from around the world to New York - Barbès takes part of its roster across the chilly waters of the East River to showcase some of its best talent. For the past eight years, the Brooklyn club and related  label have become synonymous with adventurous eclecticism. On any typical night Barbès’ backroom  will showcase a classical string quartet, Carpathian singers,  an avant-garde theremin player, Brazilian Forro, Balkan Brass, a mandingo guitarist or Peruvian surf music. This year, Barbès will attempt to take Manhattan with a couple of Americans singing French swing classics, followed by the work of a French chanson icon sung in English, American Blues filtered through a giant global prism, Peruvian Chicha played a Franco-Venezuelan- American crew and a tribute to Qawwali great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by a typical Brooklyn collective. Global music made local.



LES CHAUDS LAPINS
Kurt Hoffman and Meg Reichardt cover Charles Trenet songs and other jewels from the French 30's and 40's musical traditions accompanying themselves on banjo-ukes. Prior to their re-incarnation as French entertainers, Meg was better known as one third of the Roulette sisters and Kurt as a reed player and composer who co-led cult instrumental band the Ordinaires and recorded with such luminaries as They Might be Giants, Frank Black, Firewater, and Drink Me. They are backed by a string section composed of Karen Waltuch - violin; Ian Riggs- bass and Garo Yellin - Cello.

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PIERRE DE GAILLANDE'S BAD REPUTATION
Georges Brassens songs revolutionized French Chanson in the 50's and 60's. He was an anarchist bard whose songs could be raunchy, polemic or poignant but always remained steeped in classic French poetry. He went on to become one the most emblematic French singer of the 20th century but his songs, unlike those of his friend Jacque Brel, never became known outside of France.
Franco-American singer and composer Pierre de Gaillande has translated a number of Brassens songs. He has stuck to the rhyming scheme and verse length of the original song and re-arranged the music with a great  cinematic sensibility, using a combination of guitars, clarinets, lapsteel and charango. The result has been hailed on both side on the Atlantic and has even lead to a collaboration with Brassens' long time guitarist who has embrace the project. 

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HAZMAT MODINE
Hazmat Modine plays the kind of Blues one might have found in a whorehouse in New Orleans had the city been built on the Black Sea. The band is driven by a pair of dueling harmonicas, backed by tuba, drums, guitars, and a horn section. Occasional guests play such exotic instruments as the Chinese mouth-organ, the bass sax and the normaphone. Hazmat has found an increasingly receptive audience in Europe where they have been nominated for a BBC award and tour a good part of the year. They just backed Natalie Merchant on a few songs on her latest album. Their  long-awaited follow-up to Bahamut will be released this spring and will include collaborations with Natalie Merchant, Benin's extraordinary Gangbe Brass Band as well as the Kronos Quartet. 

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CHICHA LIBRE
The Brooklyn band is at the forefront of a movement to revalorize  chicha, the syncretic mix of rock, psychedelia, surf and cumbia that was popular in Peru in the 70's. As its name indicates, Chicha Libre takes liberties with the genre, adding touches of classical music, French pop as well as a general Brooklyn attitude - but keeping it all on the dance floor. The group has been featured on the show Weeds and on the Simpson's twentieth anniversary special.  They have brought their eclectic psychedelic blend to Istanbul, London, Berlin, Portugal, Womex and Globalfest and, lucky them, will be Colombia this winter - holy land of cumbia. 

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BROOKLYN QAWWALI PARTY
Inspired by recordings of the late great Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Brook Martinez founded Brook's Qawwali Party in 2004 as an experiment. What would happen if New York jazz musicians were to play and improvise around the melodies of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan? From this idea, Brook's Qawwali Party was born. BQP consists of fourteen musicians: five horns, three percussionists, guitar, acoustic bass, harmonium and three designated clappers. The exuberant sound of BQP has been enthusiastically welcomed in New York City and across the globe.

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