4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra

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Genres

World Fusion, Jam bands, Klezmer, Afro-pop Instrumentals, Kompa, Zydeco More...

Location

Atlanta GA United States

Sounds Like

Fela, Zappa, Mingus meets Mickey Katz

Digital Location

http://www.afroklezmermusic.com musicpage.com/4thwardafro-klezmerorchestra

History

Member since: 12/04/2014 Year Founded: 2008

Contacts

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Roger Ruzow

Atlanta

Trumpet 678.592.5745

Details

  • Original material: 02 hrs : 15 min
  • Average Draw: 200
  • Largest crowd: 5,000
  • Have sound: Partial PA
  • Original Songs: 20
  • CDs released: 2
  • CDs sold: 1000
  • Digital songs sold: 500

Biography

Internationally acclaimed 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra is a nine piece klezmer- funk-jazz- afro-pop rock ensemble
performing original compositions and arrangements combining
West African influenced rhythms with Eastern European Klezmer
melodies.Abdul the Rabbi, the latest release from the 4th Ward A.K.O.
features a range of eclectic styles, from Klezmer to jazz to funk, to rock.

nextbop.com

September 15, 2013
J.D. Swerzenski
nextbop.com

"So if you're wondering if this record sounds half as weird as it sounds, you're wrong. It's twice that.....there's no denying Abdul as one of the year's most fun and engaging releases."


New York Music Daily

August 10, 2013
New York Music Daily
http://newyorkmusicdaily.wordpress.com/

"THE 4TH WARD AFRO-KLEZMER ORCH. SHOULD BE PLAYING EVERY MAJOR JAZZ and WORLD
MUSIC Festival in this country....you guys are that great!"


Georgia Music Magazine

April 05, 2013
Doug Deloach
http://georgiamusicmag.com/4th-ward-afro-klezmer-orchestra/

Havin' a Matzo Ball4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra Cross-Pollinates with Ease

(check the url for a link to the article)


Creative Loafing Atlanta

August 23, 2012
Chad Radford
http://clatl.com/atlanta/hero-complex-4th-ward-afro-klezmer-orchestra/Content?oid=6189942

Abdul the Rabbi "takes a nomadic stroll through varying musical terrain: Rock, funk, and Afro-pop butted against a rowdy drum rattle and a barreling mass of Eastern European folk."
from: Hero Complex: 4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra
http://clatl.com/atlanta/hero-complex-4th-ward-afro-klezmer-orchestra/Content?oid=6189942


Tour Dates

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