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."
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