GenresWorld Fusion, Jam bands, Klezmer, Afro-pop Instrumentals, Kompa, Zydeco More...
LocationAtlanta GA United States
Sounds LikeFela, Zappa, Mingus meets Mickey Katz
Digital Locationhttp://www.afroklezmermusic.com musicpage.com/4thwardafro-klezmerorchestra
HistoryMember since: 12/04/2014 Year Founded: 2008
- 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
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.comSeptember 15, 2013
"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 DailyAugust 10, 2013
New York Music Daily
"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 MagazineApril 05, 2013
Havin' a Matzo Ball4th Ward Afro-Klezmer Orchestra Cross-Pollinates with Ease
(check the url for a link to the article)
August 23, 2012
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