Sunday, Nov 24, 2019 7:00p -
247 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144
Music, Nightlife, Performing Arts
Join Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band for a very special edition of our monthly residency at the Burren. Our November concert features Mozambican superstar Albino Mbie.
When this residency was just a wild gleam in our eyes, we started putting together our dream team of artists we wanted to bring to the Burren. Albino Mbie jumped right to the top after we fell in love with the sound of his voice, his guitar, and the music that he has been presenting both at home in Mozambique and here in Boston, where he studied at Berklee College of Music.
The Sunday before Thanksgiving, spend your evening with the Wheels and Albino Mbie for a night of music and dance across cultures but deeply rooted here in Boston. We'll see you there!
Albino Mbie is multi award-winning musician living in USA and
from Mozambique. His music is a unique blend of Afro-Jazz, Afro-pop, blues, and R&B with Mozambican voice, native languages, dance, music, and culture topped with global musical influences.
-First place, International Songwriting Competition 2013, World Music (USA) category
-Revelation prize of the year 2013/14, Ngoma Mozambique
-Best Upcoming African Artist nomination 2014, Radio France International (RFI)
-Finalist for single Where You Come From, John Lennon Songwriting Competition 2016
With a background in classical music, jazz, improvisation, and folk traditions from all over the world, internationally-recognized klezmer ensemble Ezekiel’s Wheels brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to an engaging contemporary perspective on traditional Jewish music.
Internationally-recognized klezmer ensemble Ezekiel’s Wheels brings passion, virtuosity, and contagious energy to every performance. The Wheels improvise with the intimacy of chamber music and the intensity of a rowdy dance band. They are equally at home on the stage of the International Jewish Music Festival, where judges heralded them as “a true musical democracy,” as in the classroom, where sixth-grade student Jonathan raised his hand to tell them, “Y’all got swag.”
Featuring original music and re-imaginings of traditional klezmer repertoire in both Yiddish and English, The Thread is the third studio album from the Wheels, following 2016's Turning Point and 2013's Transported.
Ezekiel's Wheels Klezmer Band is Abigale Reisman, Jonathan Cannon, Kirsten Lamb, Nat Seelen, and Pete Fanelli. When they're not performing together for concerts, weddings, parties, educational residencies, and festivals, they can be found sharing the stage with artists as varied as Eminem, Transiberian Orchestra, and Hugh Jackman.