Ojolo & Bolo
Tickets are $15. Ashkenaz is always all ages! The culturally diverse musical trio OJOLO is creating a unique style of 'New World Music' that reflects the emerging spirit of 'many cultures, one planet', and of consciously creating a healthy lifestyle, a healthy planet, and a healthy future. The music of OJOLO has been described as a 'Funky, World, Tribal' style that blends textures and energies from musical styles around the world (African, Middle Eastern, Beduin, etc), and a Universal connection with Source. Of course movement and dance are integral parts of the conscious lifestyle community, and the music of OJOLO delivers. "It's actually more about 'being danced'", explains DjonDjon, singer and multi-instrumentalist of OJOLO "Why spend all that energy when you can give yourself up to spirit, let yourself be moved, and ultimately recharge the body AND spirit by being danced?" Thrilling audiences by blending the improvisation of jazz, the cultural depth of world music, and the soulfulness of devotional kirtan, BOLO's infectious rhythm gets people moving. BOLO is comprised of three musical innovators: Eliyahu Sills, made his start playing upright bass in NYC's jazz & hip-hop scenes. After immersing himself in the ney and bansuri, the flutes of India and the Middle East, he became the renowned band-leader of Eliyahu & The Qadim Ensemble whose CD reached #7 on Billboard's World Music Charts. Surya Prakasha is a sought after drummer in the Bay Area jazz and world music scenes, and has worked with renowned artists such as Lavay Smith. A devotee of the yogic path and a student of Jai Uttal, Surya is a soulful kirtan leader on vocals and harmonium. Evan Fraser is a member of many highly acclaimed world music and electronica projects, such as Stellamara, Hamsa Lila, and Dirtwire, whose recent album hit #1 on iTunes world music charts. He plays West African kamale ngoni (harp), kalimba, percussion and jaw harps from across the globe. Featuring African sourced grooves with sacred folk songs from around the world, BOLO speaks to the heart in a musical language that unites us all.