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August 2019

All Praise Duo

August 3 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ginny’s Supper Club, 310 Lenox Ave
New York, NY United States
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Daro Behroozi - Bass Clarinet, Clarinet Dan Kurfirst - Drums

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Dan Kurfirst Quartet @ Bossa Bistro

August 8 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bossa, 2463 18th st
Washington, DC United States
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A jam night of Mid East classics rounded out with jazz-styled improvisations. The Quartet performs repertoire from the Arab world filtered through the diverse musical experiences of the group's master musicians. Not to be missed! Dan Kurfirst - Percussion Brian Falkowski - Reeds Steve Arnold - Bass Spyros Pilios Koliavasilis - Oud   Jam session to follow

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Nakshatra Quartet

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T., 502 West 53rd St
New York, NY 10019 United States
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DRIVE EAST FESTIVAL Arun Ramamurthy - Violin Trina Basu - Violin Jake Charkey - Cello DK - Percussion

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Uyghur Benefit Concert

August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dergah Al Farah, 245 W Broadway
New York, NY United States
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Mehdie Leyegh - Voice Gabriel Marin - Dutar/Guitar DK - Percussion

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September 2019

Max Kutner Group

September 7 @ 6:00 pm
Barbes, 376 9th Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Max Kutner - Guitar Harvey Valdes - Oud Matt Darriau - Reed DK - Drums and Percussion

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Crossing Boundaries: TomChess/Dan Kurfirst @ CRS

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
CRS NYC, 123 4th Ave #2
New York, NY 10003 United States
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We invite you into our sacred circle to commune with the divine through the ecstatic music, dance, and poetry of Sufism with musicians Tomchess (ney, oud) and Dan Kurfirst (daf) of the American Sufi Project and our Sufi Dance student community. This concert, curated and directed by Sufi Dance Artist Lâle Sayoko, is CROSSING BOUNDARIES Concert Series Vol. 9, and will take place on September 28, 2019 at 7 pm at CRS. Light refreshments will be served following the performance. O Lover of God, when you start whirling…

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October 2019

Afro Yaqui Music Collective – Migration, Movements, and Music

October 3 @ 7:00 pm
Jazz Museum In Harlem, 58 West 129th St
Harlem, NY 10029 United States
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How can music connect resistance, celebration and communal survival among migrating peoples? Can music project a vision of justice? How has music been mobilized during periods of mass migration? The Afro Yaqui Music Collective, a multilingual jazz band based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, explores these questions through its multidisciplinary, activist-engaged art. The group will perform songs from the jazz opera “Mirror Butterfly: The Migrant Liberation Movement Suite” and the play “Erased: a poetic imaging on the Life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg,”…

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Eli Wallace Group

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Spectrum, 70 Flushing Ave
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Improvised set at Spectrum. Eli Wallace - Piano Ben Cohen - Saxophones Kenneth Jimenez - Bass Dan Kurfirst - Drums

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November 2019

Cheikh Hamala Diabate

November 5 @ 10:00 pm
Bossa, 2463 18th st
Washington, DC United States
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Nani Noam Vanzana

November 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW
Washington, DC United States
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Nani Noam Vanzana’s hypnotizing vocals breathe new life into jazz, flamenco, North African, Sephardic, and Ladino traditional songs. Her voice is mesmerizing: pure and simple, powerful and precise, and imbued with the traditions and the emotional journey of the migrant people who first took their culture across the globe following the Jewish expulsion from Spain in the 15th century.

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