Raya Brass Band, Kaeshi Chai and More

Sunday, December 9, 2018
Djam NYC is back for one night featuring the Raya Brass Band and Kaeshi Chai. Join us for a unique underground NYC experience with a world music dance party, belly dance AND sushi.
6.30pm Doors Open
7-8pm Belly Dance Show Featuring Kaeshi’s Students
8-9.30pm Raya Brass Band Dance Party with guest appearances by Kaeshi Chai
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. http://rayabrassband.com/
Greg Squared – Saxophone
Ben Syversen – Trumpet
Matthew 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. www.kaeshi.com, https://bellyqueen.com, www.pureglobe.org
Kaeshi’s Students (Listed alphabetically)
Alexis Madera
Jennifer Peng
Mona Saghri
Sheilagh Falcigno
And more…
Tickets $10-$20, plus $10 min. food/drinks

Jebon Sushi and Noodles, 15 Saint Marks Place, downstairs, between 2nd and 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003 www.jebon.nyc