A Post Passover Celebration | A North African Tradition brought to Milwaukee

Sunday, April 24th | 2-4 PM
Congregation Shalom
7630 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Open to all • No charge

We’ll learn together, listen to authentic live music, share holiday treats, sing and dance, and practice the traditional celebration of radical neighborliness and hospitality. Critically acclaimed bassist/ composer Omer Avital will lead the band of fusion jazz, classical, and Middle Eastern.

Vegetarian appetizers and desserts prepared by an Israeli chef. Kosher options available.

RSVP below by April 23rd, or contact Allison Hayden at AllisonH@MilwaukeeJewish.org or (414) 390-5781.

Omer Avital and the Wilson Live experience featuring Samir Langus! 

Israeli-born and Brooklyn-based, Omer Avital is internationally acclaimed as a virtuoso bassist and as a transformational composer and musical thinker. Avital is a master of the various rhythmic and harmonic vocabularies that underpin 20th and 21st century hardcore jazz expression, which he approaches with a polyphonic attitude and articulates with prodigious technique. He is an avatar of musical multilingualism, as fluent spinning out an erudite walking bassline as creating gorgeous melodies from percolating North African grooves, elemental vamps and Middle Eastern scales.

Samir Langus is a Grammy nominated musician, born and raised in the city of Agadir, Morocco. Music has always been a part of the constant variety of street sounds of his city, from merchants to entertainers and calls to prayer. Langus began learning Gnawa, a traditional, spiritual trance
music, when he was 8 years old from the Gnawa masters of Morocco.

Also featuring:

Itai Morchi (drums), Tal Mashiach (guitar), and Gad Lehavi (piano)