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With our highly accessible ethnic world music mix and our ability to get an audience on its feet, The Afro-Semitic Experience is redefining the jazz concert and making a difference with our message of Unity in the Community.



New Haven Independent celebrates the
Afro-Semitic Experience concerts for the
Days of Awe


click on this link to read about the Days of
Awe Concerts in New Haven and Brooklyn
featuring David Chevan performing a solo version of Avinu Malkeinu


"On 4 Strings"

Check out Jazz Souls on Fire: our latest album

"a recording in which every track is a winner. . .  This band makes losing oneself in music easy—and a pleasure.” JazzTimes Magazine

workshop performance at the Atlanta Jewish Music Festival

photos from our performance at the New Britain Museum of American Art

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Our friendship ignites our passion and purpose: we merge our musical roots, Jewish and Afro-diasporic melodies and grooves, combining the core concepts of àse and shalom - power, action, unity, and peace. 
 
 As legendary jazz critic, Nat Hentoff wrote “. . . never before have I heard this lyrically powerful a fusion of Jewish and jazz souls on fire. . .”   The Afro-Semitic Experience's music is described by critic Carlos Ramos as "a whoopin', hollerin', testifyin' celebration of multicultural soul music. Imagine Charles Mingus sitting in with a Klezmer band, playing Gospel music set to the polyrhythmic pace of congas and bongos."
 

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