New York Guitar Festival: Night Two
New York Guitar Festival – 25th Anniversary: Medicine Singers featuring Lee Ranaldo and Yonatan Gat, Maalem Hassan BenJafaar, Mamady Kouyate, and Special Guests TBA
Co-presented with New York Guitar Festival and Kaufman Music Center
Hosted by WNYC’s John Schaefer
June 15, 2024 – Saturday, 8 PM
Kaufman Music Center – 129 W 67th Street., Manhattan
Doors: 7 PM | Show: 8 PM
$45 | $55 | $65
Medicine Singers is the name of an ongoing collaboration between Yonatan Gat, the wildly virtuosic Israeli-born, New York-based guitarist, and the Eastern Medicine Singers, an Eastern Algonquin powwow group from Rhode Island. Now joined by the legendary Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth, Medicine Singers combine ancient trance and spirituality with modern psychedelia, and make inventive use of the similarities – and differences – between the steady pulse of Indigenous American drumming and the rhythms of rock. Additional special guests to be announced.
WMI is pleased to co-present the 25th anniversary New York Guitar Festival, and spotlight the wealth of international talent and diverse guitar styles that the festival has brought to NYC for over two decades.