Rashanim

Rashanim

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New York City's Baddest Jewish Power Trio

Biography

"[L]ike you've invited Dick Dale to do the music at your bar mitzvah." NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday with Liane Hansen

"Hebraic motifs abound in [Rashanim’s] interplay…Hendrix and metal are lurking around in there too, and this mix can be electrifying" The Village Voice

"Rashanim is one of the hottest young bands in the New Jewish Renaissance." John Zorn

Rashanim is a trio of guitar, bass and drums/percussion combining the power of rock with the spontaneity of improvisation, deep Middle Eastern grooves, and mystical Jewish melodies. The 'Jewish power trio' is led by Jon Madof on guitar and includes Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz (Yo-Yo Ma, Anthony Braxton) on bass and Mathias Kunzli (Lauryn Hill) on drums and percussion. The band gets its name from the noisemakers used during the raucous Jewish holiday of Purim.

Performances include:
Glatt Und Verkehrt Festival (Vienna, Austria)
Washington DC Jewish Music Festival
Off New York Festival Tour (Germany)
Kset (Zagreb, Croatia)
Brooklyn Academy of Music (NYC)

www.myspace.com/rashanim

Youtube video links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D48qrWj2bWg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiA5g5WA3vI

Discography

Rashanim on Tzadik Records:
Shalosh (2006)
John Zorn: Filmworks VII (2006)
Masada Rock (2005)
Jacob do Bandolim: Great Jewish Music (2004)
Rashanim (2003)
Voices in the Wilderness (2003)
The Unknown Masada (2003)

Set List

Set time: 45 - 90 min
Original music with a few covers

Sample set:
Ein Gedi
Yosefa
Atbash
Da'At
Cracow Niggun
Kavanah
Jacob and Esau