Hal Aqua & The Lost Tribe

Hal Aqua & The Lost Tribe

Opening Act

Hal Aqua and The Lost Tribe play nouveau klezmer music -- an exuberant musical experience, rooted firmly in traditional Jewish modes and melodies and driven by contemporary rhythms and danceable grooves.

The versatile musicians who make up The Lost Tribe have a deep respect for their source material, from the evocative tunes of Eastern European Jews and Gypsies to the sinuous rhythms of the Middle East and Mediterranean. In the long-standing Jewish tradition of absorbing musical inspiration from surrounding cultures, The Lost Tribe steeps their songs in a broth spiced with rock, reggae, salsa, funk and blues influences, serving up an irresistible party vibe. The band includes Hal Aqua (vocals, guitars, octave mandolin, oud), Ben Cohen (bass, tuba), Shanti Hazan (drums and percussion), Sherman Jacobs (violin), and Miriam Rosenblum (clarinet, recorders, button accordion).

The Lost Tribe builds on the tradition of Los Lantzmun (see below), Hal’s popular earlier Jewish world beat band, and includes some of its members. Like that long-running ensemble, the Lost Tribe is dedicated to bringing Jewish music to a wider audience. Whether you’re a longtime klezmer aficionado or have never heard the word, The Lost Tribe will make you a klezmer fan before you can say mazel tov!

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