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Sawaari w/ guest Andy Bergman

$10 Cover @ the Door / Start 8pm / Doors 7:30pm


Sawaari explores the nexus of Indian taals, Arabic maqams, and trance music from North Africa and Italy, fully encompassing the varied interests and backgrounds of its band members: Fabio Pirozzolo (vocals and percussion), Jussi Reijonen (oud), Mike Rivard (sintir and double bass), and Amit Kavthekar (tabla). Pirozzolo and Rivard were founding members of Grand Fatilla, with Reijonen a frequent guest. Following the sudden passing of Fatilla member Roberto Cassan, the three joined forces with Kavthekar to continue pursuing their passion for combining world music from disparate cultures into a unified and cohesive sound. With an emphasis on rhythm, the music they create has a searching, exploratory quality that brings together the meditative with the energetic, taking the listener from sparse tranquility to complex syncopations in a moment. Meaning "to ride" in Hindu, Sawaari invites audiences to be transported into a world of rhythm and sound that knows no borders and no limitations.


Jussi Reijonen – oud

Michael Rivard – sintir, double bass

Amit Kavthekar – tabla

Fabio Pirozzolo – percussion, voice

+ special guest

Andy Bergman – sax, clarinet, flutes


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Earlier Event: December 19
Gill Aharon Trio - Open Rehearsal
Later Event: December 20
MIXCLA Trio - Album Release!