I'm forwarding this promo for WFMU's broadcast of tonight's Ex concert in
New York because I just caught the band in Chicago yesterday and they were
wonderful, with just the right combination of catchy funk and noise to make
me wish the show would go on for hours. The horns especially are in top
form this tour.
Lincoln Center/Damrosch Park Bandshell
W 62nd Street & Amsterdam, Manhattan
Free to the Public
THE EX with GETATCHEW MEKURYA
MAHMOUD AHMED and ALEMAYEHU ESHETE w/ EITHER/ORCHESTRA
Produced by Lincoln Center in collaboration with WFMU Radio.
Part of WFMU's 50th Anniversary celebrations, and its Free Concert Series.
This is the first ever NYC appearance of avant-punk Dutch band the Ex with
the legendary Getatchew Mekurya on saxophone. Lincoln Center's addition of
singers Mahmoud Ahmed and Alemayehu Eshete with the Either/Orchestra offers
a great, historical presentation of classic Ethiopian artists (all of whom
have been showcased in the famed Ethiopiques series of recordings). Extra
Golden's recordings forge a fusion between American rock and Kenyan Benga
sounds, and have issued releases on the Thrill Jockey label.
WFMU is a freeform, listener-sponsored radio station in Jersey City, NJ,
broadcasting at 91.1 fm (NYC/Metro NJ) and 90.1 fm (Catskills, Hudson
Valley, W.NJ, Eastern PA) called by Rolling Stone critics "the Best Radio
Station in America", and publicly lauded by the likes of Lou Reed, Matt
Groening, Jim Jarmusch, Julian Cope, the WIRE, the New York Times, John
Peel, and more.
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