Blue Note New York
Avishai Cohen Banda

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    • Avishai Cohen Banda 'Iroko'

      Over the last twenty five years Internationally acclaimed bassist, singer, composer Avishai Cohen, has grown to be one of the heavy weights of contemporary jazz, with a catalogue to rival those of even the most legendary in the field of jazz... and beyond. His captivating live performances , unique sound and musical statement is now extensively known throughout every corner of the world, attracting large live audiences, listeners and passionate fans. Cohen music has shaped and influenced many.Avishai Cohen presents a new bandaand live project fora world tour in 2023. In support of his new album ‘ Iroko’ with Abraham Rodrigues Jnr. Released worldwide from February 10th–May 5th 2023 (Naïve ) ‘ Iroko ‘ is inspired and derived from the tradition and rooted in Afro Caribbean music . Alongside him on stage are some of the very first musicians he performed with in NYC ,within the small club scene downtown,back in the early 90's. ‘Iroko’ is a long time dream I have had since knowing and playing with Abraham Rodrigues Jnr. A great unique singer, congero and master of Afro Caribbean music in its full spectrum. I have assembled this all star band to now execute live this amazing project ‘Iroko’‘’ AvishaiCohen, June 2022 More about ; ‘Iroko’ is a tree that is feared in some West African cultures where it originates and hence is shunned or revered with offerings. The Yoruba people believe that the tree is inhabited by a spirit, and anybody who sees the Iroko-man face to face becomes insane and quickly dies. According to the Yoruba, any man who cuts down a Iroko tree causes devastating misfortune on them self and all of their family, although if they need to cut down the tree they can make a prayer afterwards to protect themselves. They also claim that the spirit of the Iroko can be heard in houses which use Iroko wood, as the spirit of the Iroko is trapped in the wood.

      Avishai Cohen Banda ‘Iroko’
      Avishai Cohen - Bass,Vocals (Israel) featuring 
      Abraham Rodriguez Jnr - Congas,Vocals ( USA )
      Horacio ' El Negro' Hernandez - Drums, Percussion (Cuba)
      Yosvany Terry - Saxophone / Chekere ( Cuba )
      Diego Urcola - Trumpet / Trombone ( Argentina )
      Virginia Alves - Vocals (Spain)
      Jose Angel- Vocals and Percussion (Cuba)
    • Abraham Rodriguez

      Abraham Rodriguez has performed, recorded and studied for more than 40 years with most of the renowned masters of the Afro Latin and Jazz idioms, such as Orlando Rios Y Su Nueova Generacion, Andy Gonzalez and Conjunto Libre, Michele Rosewoman and NewYoruba, Tania Leon, Alfredo "Chocolateo" Armenteros, Nelson Gonzalez, the CongaiKings,Rafi Malkiel, Ray Santiago,Pupi Legarretta, Pedrito Martinez, Roman Diaz, Francisco “Minini” Zamora, Changuito, Los Afortunados, Kip Hanrahan and many more. Currently Abraham is an active member of the "Grupo Folklorico Experimental Nueva Yorquino" and the "Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Dance Ensemble". As a disciple and godson of the famed Afro-Cuban percussionist Orlando “Puntilla” Rios, Abraham has mastered the music of the Yoruba Orisha tradition now owning his own sacred bata aña drums. Abraham Rodriguez knowledge and mastery of ritual and secular music of the Caribbean as well as of Du-wop has made him one of the most sought after musicians in the Afro-Latin-Jazz music scene. Notably in 1980 herecorded with the famed Afro-Cuban rumbero Eugenio “Totico” Arango along with his godfather Puntilla combining Du-Wop with Cuban rumba,creating the inimitable Du-wop rumba genre. Abraham has traveled extensively performing all over Europe, South America and throughout the US.

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