Before The Wall: A Benefit to Support Immigrant Communities

Northern Spy Records and Piyali Basak Present

Before The Wall: A Benefit to Support Immigrant Communities

Armo, Innov Gnawa, Rafiq Bhatia / Chris Pattishall

Sat, March 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $50.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

*** In Benefit of Community Voices Heard and Arab American Association of New York ***

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Before The Wall: A Benefit to Support Immigrant Communities
Before The Wall: A Benefit to Support Immigrant Communities
*** In Benefit of Community Voices Heard and Arab American Association of New York ***

ABOUT Arab American Association of NYC:
Our mission is to support and empower the Arab Immigrant and Arab American community by providing services to help them adjust to their new home and become active members of society. Our aim is for families to achieve the ultimate goals of independence, productivity and stability.

You can learn more about the Arab American Association of NY here:

ABOUT Community Voices Heard:
Community Voices Heard (CVH) is a member-led multi-racial organization, principally women of color and low-income families in New York State that builds power to secure social, economic and racial justice for all. We accomplish this through grassroots organizing, leadership development, policy changes, and creating new models of direct democracy.

You can learn more about CVH here:
Specializing in contemporary and classical Afrobeart, Armo is a crack unit made up of the lead singer, trumpeter and members of the rhythm section of Antibalas and other leading spirit based musicians.

Amayo (keyboards, vocals)
Jordan McLean (trumpets)
Justin Kimmel (bass)
Giancarlo Luigi (shekere)
Kevin Raczka (drums)
Innov Gnawa
Innov Gnawa
Innov Gnawa is a young musical collective dedicated to exploring Morocco’s venerable gnawa music tradition in the heart of New York City. Hailed by Brooklyn Magazine as one of the "5 Bands You Need to Know in Brooklyn's Arabic Music Scene", Innov Gnawa make great use of this traditional repertoire, and add their own, contemporary spin with additional African and Latin percussion.
Rafiq Bhatia / Chris Pattishall
Rafiq Bhatia / Chris Pattishall
Rafiq Bhatia's music reconciles meticulous sound art with mercurial improvisation to deliver searing emotional intensity. The composer-guitarist's first two albums – Strata and Yes It Will – have been described by the New York Times as “transcending real sound in real time with the unexpected,” and by the Washington Post as “approximat[ing] life in the information age …profuse, immersive and immense.” In 2014, Bhatia became a member of the band Son Lux. He has also appeared on recordings or on stage with Olga Bell, Sam Dew, Marcus Gilmore, Billy Hart, Heems, Helado Negro, Vijay Iyer, Lorde, Prefuse 73, Valgeir Sigurðsson, Sufjan Stevens, Moses Sumney, David Virelles, and numerous others.

Recently named by Wynton Marsalis as one of the top five jazz musicians under 30 to watch, Chris Pattishall is quickly generating a powerful presence in the jazz world. Combining an impressive technique and patient sensitivity, Pattishall embodies a music that is at once intelligent, soulful and joyous. He has appeared with Wynton Marsalis, Jon Hendricks, Jimmy Heath, Donald Byrd, George Coleman, Billy Hart, Jamey Aebersold, Wycliffe Gordon, Fred Wesley, Steve Wilson, Steve Nelson, Billy Kilson, Bucky Pizzarelli, Russell Malone, and Mark Whitfield Sr. Pattishall has toured internationally as a leader and sideman, presenting original music as well as inventive readings of a broad range of jazz repertoire. He recently unveiled a program of “musical miniatures” inspired by the short stories of literary master Jorge Luis Borges, drawing upon Argentine tango, Romantic Era symphonic tone poems, and Balkan folk traditions.