Combining rhythmic power and potent folklore, The Sway Machinery’s energy and unique music are unmatched. Jeremiah Lockwood of Balkan Beat Box mixes Cantorial and liturgical traditions with Afro-beats, blues, pop and horns to create a truly original sound. Hebrew, Yiddish and Aramaic lyrics mesh with horns and American blues traditions to create a frenzied, celebratory musical experience. The Sway Machinery boasts a heavy-hitting rotation of musicians including drummers Brian Chase of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Stefan Schneider ofMontreal-based and internationally renowned instrumental post-rock band Belle Orchestre, bass player Nick Movshon of Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra, and the trumpet and tenor sax horn section of the band Antibalas, Jordan McLean and Stuart Bogie. The powerful combination of musical personalities yields an unassailable force of excitement.
“Jeremiah Lockwood makes the ancient modern and the mythological real.” —The Village Voice
Community Partner: JDub Records
Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Address: 1529 16th Street NW Washington, DC 20036