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MP3 Jaffa Road - Sun Place

Original and ancient poetry in Hebrew, English and Spanish intertwined with electrifying improvisations, belly-dance rhythms, and pulsing dub grooves.

10 MP3 Songs in this album (46:28) !
Related styles: WORLD: World Fusion, JAZZ: World Fusion

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Jaffa Road performs original and ancient poetry in Hebrew, English and Spanish intertwined with electrifying improvisations, belly-dance rhythms, and pulsing dub grooves. The result is a new music that breaks cultural boundaries and blurs the line between secular and sacred music. Their debut CD, Sun Place, brilliantly displays their cutting edge approach to culturally diverse music. Please check out their official website for more info.

Jaffa Road’s live performances and debut CD break boundaries while paying tribute to traditions. Their recent Cd release concert presented by the Ashkenaz foundation and Small World Music society. They played to a full house with standing room only at Lula Lounge, Toronto’s favorite world music venue.

"Jaffa Road put on a fantastic performance and were undoubtedly one of the hits of the 2008 Ashkenaz Festival. They played to standing room-only-crowds and delighted all with their energetic performance and highly inventive fusion of traditional Jewish music influences with a variety of world music sounds. One of the exciting new additions to Toronto''s thriving Jewish music scene."
-Eric Stein, Artistic Director, Ashkenaz Festival, Toronto

"Jaffa Road had their NY debut at the JCC Manhattan this past Saturday night. As a senior programmer for over three years at the JCC and a lifetime of familiarity with the Jewish music and arts scene, I can say with no doubt this was one of the highest quality performances I have heard.
Aviva Chernick’s voice is one of the top in the industry and her presence is incomparable to anyone performing in the Jewish World. The talent and quality of sound that Jaffa Road brought to the JCC in Manhattan (one of the leading presenters of Jewish Arts and Culture in the world) was of a higher level than we are used to seeing in the Jewish arena, and better than most world music bands in the mainstream.
I highly recommend checking them out!"
-Isaac Zabloki, Director of film and literary programs – The JCC of Manhattan

"Their music is incredibly diverse, rooted in centuries-old traditions yet with a keen eye to the future ...It''s played to the highest level of skill with infectious chemistry amongst the musicians, and has an inherent consciousness about it that is truly inspiring to hear live. And they bring out a strong crowd of enlightened people with similarly positive energy that just lights up the room."
-Sebastian Cook- Small World Music Society

"Despite a mid-week slot and much to my surprise, they played to an enthusiastic full house in our largest venue… It is clear that they already have a keen and knowledgeable following. I personally find this act to be a fresh and exciting fusion of many musical elements. Their eclectic mix of world beat, jazz, and electronica has a combination of cultural elements that is a virtual peace plan for the Middle –East – their essence should be distilled and send to long feuding lands..."
"Great musicianship, odd ball combinations of instruments, drone, funk, verve and melody all had a place in this refreshing mish mash of musical influences and styles. Highly recommended!"
-Larry Rossignol, Artistic director, the Distillery Jazz Festival

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