Radical Jewish Culture
Jon Madof :  Zion80
Cat. # 8175
Released Apr 2013
cd time - 61:35
US Price $16.00
Zion80 explores the music of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon Madof of Rashanim, the 13-piece band arranges Carlebach’s beautiful melodies usng the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat, blended with the improvisational madness of the Downtown scene. Madof’s most ambitious project to date, Zion80 is blazing hot and tight as a drum. Spiritual, grooving, and endlessly exciting, this is essential Jewish music for the 21st century.
Aram Bajakian: Guitar
Cyro Baptista: Percussion
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz: Bass
Matt Darriau: Alto Sax
Yoshie Fruchter: Guitar
Frank London: Trumpet
Jessica Lurie: Baritone Sax, Flute
Jon Madof: Guitar
Brian Marsella: Keyboards
Greg Wall: Tenor Sax
Yuval Lion: Drums
Zach Mayer: Baritone Sax
Marlon Sobol: Congas, Percussion
Rich Stein: Percussion