Jaffa Road with Eccodek
Canada’s ambassadors of cutting-edge Diaspora Roots music from
the Global Crossroads
LULA LOUNGE WED JAN 27, 8PM
Musical Melding is an exciting new series featuring dynamic collaborations between eclectic musicians and Jaffa Road, Canada’s ambassadors of cutting-edge Diaspora Roots music from the global crossroads!
With electrifying onstage chemistry, Jaffa Road combines original and ancient poetry sung in Hebrew, Spanish and English with pulsating dub grooves, belly dance rhythms, ambient electronic textures, and exhilarating improvisations.
In this debut musical mash-up Jaffa Road is joined by members of Juno-nominated Eccodek: Andrew McPherson and Deliveryboy. Weaving their cinematic instrumental style into this cultural mix, the sound-scientist producer with sample savvy Deliveryboy will dip into Eccodek’s signature palette of dubwise global fusion, blending together ancient and modern sounds from the four corners of the globe.
Eccodek is Canadian producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew McPherson. Eccodek is the tapestry of sound created when a producer, inspired singers and gifted multi-instrumentalists from the four corners of the globe find a common love for dub, funk, jazz and cinematic electronics. Eccodek is the sound of cultures mingling, borders dissolving. It is the sound of the dub chamber, the goat skin drum and decaying vintage synths. It is the sound of Mali, Turkey, Fiji, Nigeria, India, Canada and beyond. Eccodek's earthy blend of global beats, soaring melodies and textured electronica has quickly established the project as a significant voice on the global fusion stage. Eccodek has appeared on the world renowned global chill series, Buddha Bar, and had the distinction of being the only Canadian contributor to National Geographic's GeoRemix project. They have released three albums: 2003’s More Africa in Us, 2005’s Voices Have Eyes, and 2008's Shivaboom. Dubbed by the Boston Globe “a sonic architect”, Eccodek won 2 Canadian Independent Music Awards (2006 and 2008) for Favourite World Artist, received a Juno-nomination in 2009 for World Artist of the Year, and closed the 2009 Juno broadcast with a performance in collaboration with Great Big Sea and Hawksley Workman.
Musical Melding Series: The Musical Melding Series is produced by Jaffa Road and Koffler Centre of the Arts, and is presented together with Small World Music Society. Support has been generously provided by the Canada Council for the Arts.
WHO: Jaffa Road with Eccodek!
WHEN: Wednesday, January 27, 8:00pm
WHERE: Lula Lounge
1585 Dundas St. W., Toronto
TICKETS: $12 (plus service charges) in advance and $15 at the door.
Advance tickets are available online through TicketWeb www.ticketweb.ca
or by calling 1-888-222-6608
MEDIA Lisa Weitz / LW Communications