July 25 & 26
Friday, May 12, 2017 ♦ 8:30 PM
4545 N Lincoln Ave · The Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall · 773.728.6000
The Global Dance Party is a new Friday night series offering an exciting opportunity to experiment with dance styles from around the globe. Each evening will feature a dance class followed by two hours of music from live bands or DJs in our brand new Myron R. Szold Music & Dance Hall.
The Breizh Amerika Collective initiative brings together innovative musicians from Brittany, France and the United States of America to collaboratively work to create and produce original music, bring awareness to endangered traditions, while developing durable Transatlantic links of cooperation and understanding.
Known for his Grammy-award winning work with Beyoncé Knowles as well as playing in umerous Brooklyn bands, trombonist/composer Alex Asher is quickly making a name for himself in New York City's music scene.
Alex leads People's Champs, a seven-piece ensemble mixing experimental rock with West African and Latin beats. People's Champs have performed all over NYC both at underground parties in Brooklyn as well as at The MoMA and The Guggenheim.
Alex also performs regularly with John Brown's Body (Reggae), Super Hi Fi (Dub Rock), Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra (Indie Rock/Salsa), M.A.K.U. Soundsystem (Experimental Afro-Colombian Roots), Orquesta Dee Jay (Classic Salsa), Glaz Road (Breton Folk/Jazz), Meta and the Cornerstones (African Reggae), Slavic Soul Party! (Balkan Brass), and many others.
Simon Creachcadec is one of the most innovative musicians of his generation. His many talents, a multi-instrumentalist on saxophone, clarinet and bombarde, singer and experienced dancer, make him a complete performer in addition to being Breton tradition expert.