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XALAM DUO(Brandon Terzic/Dan Kurfirst) + Special Guests
July 11, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Multi-instrumentalist Brandon Terzic has performed with everyone from Jazz legend Henry Threadgill to the rising Sudanese star Alsarah, covering a large musical terrain both as a sideman and as a leader. After multiple trips to the Middle East and North Africa, his focus shifted towards the modalities and rhythms of Arabic Oud and the Malian Ngoni. His studies with the Griot musicians of Senegal and the Gnawa of Morocco inspired a very unique approach on all his instruments, giving him great flexibility in his approach on instruments that are firmly entrenched in tradition.
Dan Kurfirst is an NYC based percussionist, composer and improviser. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, his music is a product of his good fortune to have been brought up amongst people of all different cultures and master practitioners of varying musical styles .He has performed extensively in the New York City world music and improvised music scenes for years and has performed with various groups throughout Europe, India and the Middle East. Over the years Dan has been blessed to work alongside a who’s who of global, creative, improvising musicians, including Matt Darriau, Tom Chess, Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph, Daniel Carter, Cheick Hamala Diabate, Brad Shepik, Gabriel Marin, William Parker, Daro Behroozi, Brandon Terzic, Kane Mathis and Ras Moshe – to name just a few.