“It’s something that I’m fond of calling post-ethnic pyrotechnics,” [Hoodio member Abraham] Velez says. “It’s just a willful, over-the-top way of overstating the mashup of cultures that we observe, that we have in our own lives … that we see all around us.”
- Tablet checks out “Juban” music. This is what I call eclecticism:
And there you have it: a New York-based Cuban-American who was raised Catholic and developed a taste for Jewish music and culture while living in Florida, and a former rock bassist whose grandfather emigrated to Canada from Poland, are united by their shared interest in an obscure Jewish cocktail pianist.
- And now Spinner‘s taking it on vis-à-vis an upcoming (August 23) Lincoln Center concert:
“It’s more like ‘rarefied,’ ” [musician Arturo O'Farrill] says. “More like the rarefied kind of experiments that could only happen in those circumstances. There’s a novel effect to it, but that can also mean ‘rare.’ These are the things I thrill in — Tibetan singers doing hip-hop, things like that. To me that’s the wonderment of that you’re allowed to take generous heapings of others’ wonderment and mix it into yours. It’s really amazing.”
Take a listen–there are some audio links in each article.