With our highly accessible ethnic world music mix and our ability to get an audience on its feet, The Afro-Semitic Experience is redefining the jazz concert and making a difference with our message of Unity in the Community.
As legendary jazz critic, Nat Hentoff wrote “. . . never before have I heard this lyrically powerful a fusion of Jewish and jazz souls on fire. . .” The Afro-Semitic Experience's music is described by critic Carlos Ramos as "a whoopin', hollerin', testifyin' celebration of multicultural soul music. Imagine Charles Mingus sitting in with a Klezmer band, playing Gospel music set to the polyrhythmic pace of congas and bongos."
Baba David Coleman
Baba David Coleman, drummer, teacher, priest, and founding member of the Afro-Semitic Experience is suffering from stage IV cancer that has spread throughout his body.
He is being cared for by his family in Ohio.
They don’t have the financial resources to cover his medical expenses or even his day-to-day expenses. If you can help, your generosity will be greatly appreciated. Over the years many of you have been touched by Baba David's loving spirit and he has brought his love to so many around the world. This is truly his moment of need.
Here is the link for the Go Fund Me page to support Baba David Coleman:
LETTERS FROM THE AFFAIR: Highlights reel
Please take a look at a short highlights reel from our recent performances of our new work, Letters from the Affair featuring Cantor Malachi Kanfer and Cantor Martin Levson.
For #BlackJewishUnity Week.
"My Feet Began to Pray"
A new song from the Afro-Semitic Experience inspired by an African saying taught by Representative John Lewis and the words of Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel