Orchestra Gold + Joseph’s Bones and DJ Drew

Fri, Nov 16, 2018 at 8:30pm

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Two of Bay Area’s most phenomenal ensembles of top-notch musicians bring the sounds of Africa and the African Diaspora in one evening. DJ Drew will be spinning between Joseph's Bones' and Orchestra Gold's live sets.

Orchestra Gold: Led by the ferocious Mariam Diakité from Bamako, Orchestra Gold {OG} promotes pre-digital age (OldStyle) music from Mali, West Africa.

OG hypnotizes audiences with danceable, funky, high-energy 1960's orchestra music from Mali. These roots are colored by tinges of 60’s era analog psychedelic rock and funk from West Africa.

The building blocks of OG’s music are folkloric songs, often told in parable. These songs contain inspiration, wisdom, and deep insight into the human condition. They have served to uplift Malians beyond the harsh realities of daily life. Especially in this time of social turbulence, this age-old wisdom brings us a renewed perspective on modern-day existence.

Joseph's Bones is 9 of the Bay Area’s best musicians drawing inspiration from the roots reggae of Bob Marley and the Wailers, the dub grooves of Augustus Pablo and the soaring horn lines the of Skatalites. This trombone reggae band is new to the scene, but old in its tradition, bringing an ecstatic spirit to deep appreciation for reggae music’s traditions.

Each of the band’s members is a serious performer in their own right, leading groups from ska to salsa, jazz and blues. The blend of influences is distilled down into a singular sound through their love of reggae.

Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center

1317 San Pablo Ave
Berkeley, CA 94702

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