The Afro-Semitic Experience had a great performance last weekend at the Hebrew Institute in White Plains. The band played a show that lasted just over two hours and included music for Hanukkah as well as a touching tribute to the victims of the Newtown Massacre. Warren Byrd sang up a storm and his rendition of the 23rd Psalm (in memory of the Newtown Massacre victims) brought the room to tears.
Leah, the band's new friend shot some video snippets of the concert and posted them on YouTube. Click here (Afro-Semitic Experience at the Hebrew Institute) to get to that video. Thanks Leah!!!
Leah also sent the band some great photos of the performance. Here's the group at sound check.
And here's a shot of of Abu Alvin Carter, Sr. at his congas. Go Abu!!
Will is getting down on the clarinet. Everyone is pretty focused here.
Stacy Phillips laying into his violin. Go Stacy!!
|Alvin Carter, Jr., Abu Alvin Carter, Sr., and Stacy Phillips|
Warren Byrd--singing and playing
Will Bartlett bringing it on the tenor sax!!
David Chevan laying down the lines on the bass. Oh, slap that thing!!!
The heartbeat and drumbeat of the Afro-Semitic Experience-- Alvin Carter, Jr. on drum set and Abu Alvin Carter on percussion!!
Nothing compares to the good feeling of a well played two hour show
Abu Alvin Carter, Sr. shares a final blessing with the audience
Dec. 15, 2012 This is the Afro-Semitic Experience!!
Warren Byrd, Alvin Carter, Jr., David Chevan, Will Bartlett, Stacy Phillips, and Abu Alvin Carter, Sr.