Jaffa Road with Eccodek


Canada’s ambassadors of cutting-edge Diaspora Roots music from

the Global Crossroads

meets  ECCODEK


Musical Melding Series
presented by
Koffler Centre for the Arts and Small World Music

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!

The series kick-off concert is Wed Jan 27, 8pm at Lula Lounge, where Jaffa Road (Grand Prize winners of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest [World Music]) will be joined by members of Juno-nominated Eccodek!
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.
“Koffler Centre of the Arts is thrilled to partner with the critically acclaimed and eclectic Jaffa Road for this new cross-cultural music series,” states Lori Starr, the Centre's Executive Director.  “Jaffa Road’s rich, inspiring and culturally-diverse sound will surely have audience members dancing the night away. This is a show you can’t miss,” adds Starr.   

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. 

About Eccodek
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

 ARTIST               http://www.jaffaroad.com

INFO:                  http://www.eccodek.com

PRESENTER        http://www.kofflerarts.org

INFO:                   http://smallworldmusic.com

MEDIA                 Lisa Weitz / LW Communications