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Sun Feb 11, 2018
7:30 PM
New York, NY
Raya Brass Band Dance Party

WHAT: The DJAM NYC event is back for one night featuring the AMAZING Raya Brass Band who will hypnotize you with their infectious music. Put on your dancing shoes and prepare to sweat. Kaeshi Chai is your dance party facilitator.

WHO: Since 2008 Raya Brass Band has thrilled audiences with its energetic brand of soul shaking, border defying dance music. Given the way these musicians electrify clubs, festivals, underground parties, and even subway cars with their riotous performances, it’s no wonder that they’re often mistaken for a band twice the size. The members of the band all bring their unique voices to the group, creating a sound informed as much by their love for the fierce and seductive music of the Balkans as it is by New Orleans brass bands, punk rock, out jazz, and a host of other international sounds. When they put it all together, this hard working band gets straight to the point, dancing, sweating, and shouting alongside its audience.

Greg Squared – Saxophone
Ben Syversen – Trumpet
Matthew “Max” Fass – Accordion
Steven Duffy– Tuba
Nezih Antakli – Percussion
Kolja Gjoni – Percussion

Kaeshi Chai is a world-fusion bellydancer and teacher trainer who co-founded the professional dance company Bellyqueen and PURE (Public Urban Ritual Experiment), an international community of artists who create positive change through dance and music. Kaeshi has performed and taught internationally, and is an alumni member of the Bellydance Superstars, and Jillina’s Bellydance Evolution. She curated the weekly Djam NYC event showcasing dancers and musicians from 2007-2017, and teaches at the Bellyqueen School of Dance and Steps on Broadway. Her mission is to develop bellydance as a stage art and explore it’s powerful, healing properties.,,

WHERE: Jebon Sushi and Noodles, 15 Saint Marks Place, downstairs, between 2nd and 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

Sunday February 11th, 2018
7:30pm Doors open
8:00pm Show begins
9:30pm Show ends

$15 cash at the door, $15 minimum food or drinks

15 St. Marks Pl
New York, NY

Recent Past Appearances

Raya Brass Band at Golden Fest 2018 – Brooklyn, NY – Sat Jan 13, 2018 - Sun Jan 14, 2018
Raya Brass Band Returns to Barbes! – Brooklyn, NY – Sat Jan 6, 2018
Littlefield – Brooklyn, NY – Fri Jun 16, 2017
Threes Brewing – Brooklyn, NY – Thu Jun 1, 2017
Bar Matchless – Brooklyn, NY – Fri May 19, 2017
Highline Ballroom – NY, NY – Wed Apr 19, 2017
The Windup Space – Baltimore, MD – Sun Apr 16, 2017
Three's Brewing – Brooklyn, NY – Thu Apr 6, 2017
Three's Brewing – Brooklyn, NY – Thu Mar 2, 2017
Industry City Distillery – Brooklyn, NY – Sat Feb 11, 2017
Three's Brewing – Brooklyn, NY – Thu Feb 2, 2017
Golden Fest – Brooklyn, NY – Sat Jan 14, 2017 - Sun Jan 15, 2017
Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, NY – Thu Jan 12, 2017
Raya Brass Band and Hearing Things – Brooklyn, NY – Sun Dec 11, 2016
Raya Brass Band with Greek Judas – New York, NY – Tue Nov 29, 2016
Friends and Lovers – Brooklyn, NY – Wed Jun 15, 2016
One Penn Plaza – New York, NY – Tue Jun 14, 2016
New York Botanical Gardens – Bronx, NY – Sun Jun 5, 2016
Brass Tacks at Industry City Distillery – Brooklyn, NY – Sat Apr 16, 2016
Windup Space – Baltimore, MD – Sat Dec 19, 2015

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