Tickets are still available, ONLY at the Door for $25

Benefit concert for
Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn
Live at the Brooklyn Lyceum
Thursday. November 8.
Doors open at 7pm.
Concert starts at 8pm.

The Klezmatics take the stage around 9:30.

Featuring Grammy-winning band The Klezmatics
special guests: Kakande & the Demolition String Band

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The Brooklyn Lyceum
227 4th Ave (Corner of President St.)
Brooklyn, New York
R-Train to Union Street (Directions)
For More information call: 718.362.4784

The Klezmatics are world-renowned superstars of the klezmer world. They erupted out of New York City’s East Village in 1986 and revitalized klezmer for the new century. Their klezmer is one steeped in Jewish spiritualism and Eastern European tradition while incorporating more provocative themes such as social rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences such as gospel, punk, and Arab, African, and Balkan rhythms. Over the course of nearly twenty years, they have released six albums of wild, spiritual, provocative, reflective, and ecstatically danceable music, forever redefining and transcending traditional labels.

Driven by Famoro Dioubate's rockin' African xylophone, Kakande is full of surprises. Athletic African flute and warm cello grooves join a guitarist from Bembeya Jazz and the heartfelt vocals of Missia. "The African Tina Turner" Diabaté. The group carries an 800 year old musical tradition to America– and will make you shake your booty!

The Demolition String Band is a potent mix of twangy honky-tonk, bluegrass and a good strong dose of raucous rock n roll. The band grew out of the meeting of Chicago born Elena Skye, who played in her first bluegrass band at the tender age of 15, and North Carolina native Boo Reiners. They've opened for such diverse acts as Joan Osborne, Patti Smith, Asleep At The Wheel, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, and Southern Culture On The Skids. DSB is finishing up their fourth CD "Lovin'," recorded in Meban, NC with Rick Miller of Southern Culture On The Skids producing.