June 21, 2018

Thursday, 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Funky Joe's

455 W 56th Street, NYC

 

 

 

TICKETS:

MEMBERS: $105 | REGULAR: $125

 

Please join us for an evening of live music, food, and drinks in the company of friends, and supporters of WMI.

 

Net proceeds from the event will benefit WMI's 2018/19 season.

 

Live music by: Priya Darshini Trio & ASEFA

 

ASEFA Band Bio

ASEFA (n., gathering) is led by ethnomusicologist and multi­instrumentalist 

Samuel Torjman Thomas, Ph.D. The ensemble traverses several 

Mediterranean musical traditions, drawing upon a rich intercultural mix of 

Hebraic and Islamic traditions from North Africa and the Middle East. 

Songs are performed in Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, and Ladino.

Samuel Torjman Thomas, oud/vocals/nay; Laura Townsend, vocals; Eylem

Basaldi, violin; John Murchison, bass; Daniel Kurfirst, percussion

PRIYA DARSHINI TRIO

 

Drawing from her deep understanding of Indian classical music and jazz vocals, Priya Darshini exemplifies the true spirit of contemporary intercultural exploration. Her trio consists of dulcimer virtuoso MX ZT and percussionist Rich Stein.

 

 

ASEFA 

 

ASEFA travels on a Mediterranean road of song, from the Maghreb (Morocco, Andalus and Algeria) to the Levant (Egypt, Israel, Palestine, Syria and Turkey) and Iraq. 

 

Samuel Torjman Thomas, oud/vocals/nay; Laura Townsend, vocals; Eylem Basaldi, violin; John Murchison, bass; Daniel Kurfirst, percussion

 

ASEFA Band Bio

ASEFA (n., gathering) is led by ethnomusicologist and multi­instrumentalist 

Samuel Torjman Thomas, Ph.D. The ensemble traverses several 

Mediterranean musical traditions, drawing upon a rich intercultural mix of 

Hebraic and Islamic traditions from North Africa and the Middle East. 

Songs are performed in Hebrew, Arabic, Spanish, and Ladino.

Samuel Torjman Thomas, oud/vocals/nay; Laura Townsend, vocals; Eylem

Basaldi, violin; John Murchison, bass; Daniel Kurfirst, percussion

 

 

Music during the evening by DJ.HENRI FROM RADIOAFRICAONLINE.COM 

 

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dj.henri spins African and Caribbean sounds at venues including the Apollo Theater, B.B. King’s Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, and elsewhere.  He’s been booked to open for World Music legends like Salif Keita, Femi Kuti, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Toure, and many others.  dj.henri’s radio station Radio Africa Online is the longest-running station playing African and Caribbean music online.  His popular Radio Africa Online Mixes podcast is also featured in the iTunes Store and elsewhere, generating 50 Terabytes of traffic annually.

 

 

Platinum Sponsor:

 

     

 

Silver Sponsor:

 

 

Thank you to our silent auction donors:

 

David Byrne - Tickets to David Byrne's concert at Forest Hill Stadium, Sept. 15, 2018

Alexander Gorlizki - Drawing inspired by Indian miniature painting

Manhattan by Sail - Jazz Sail for Two

Yungchen Lhamo - hand-crafted jewelry piece blessed with prayers

Leisure ConnectThe Band’s Visit on Broadway - Two tickets for ten-time Tony Award winning musical!

Kombit Bar and Restaurant (Haitian Restaurant in Park Slope) - Gift certificate

La Caye (Haitian Restaurant in Fort Greene) - Gift certificate

McKittrick Hotel - Sleep No More, a Champagne table for Two for this award-winning theatrical experience

Daisy Paradis - Cottage rental in Cape Cod | a personalized shopping tour in Jackson Heights

Metropolitan Museum of Art - Private curator-led tour of the newly renovated musical instruments galleries 

Amita Banerjee Ayurvedic Massage (90min)

Brooklyn Roasting Company - superb and sustainable coffee package

Beecause -  Organic, cruelty-free skin care package 

and more

 

Can't make it to the event but would still like to support us? Please donate to support our next season.