Sonic Sunsets Presents Chaka Benson + Yiddish Labor Leider

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01/25/2020 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Sonic Sunsets Presents Chaka Benson + Yiddish Labor Leider

Discovery Center
Address: 3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19121, USA
Come out to the avian paradise that is The Discovery Center as Chaka Benson joins us for the 4th Sonic Sunset of the winter! Don't worry we'll keep you nice and warm with Fresh Sourdough, Electronic Imagining, Righteous Riotous Anger.

Suggested Donation- $5-10, No soul turned away for lack of funds,

About Sonic Sunsets

Sonic Sunsets are a dream where everything you love comes together. It’s some of the finest musicians in Philadelphia, playing for some of the most passionate and knowledgeable lovers of sound in Philadelphia. It’s an ode to Strawberry Mansion. It’s an ode to the Reservoir, to a new beaten path on the very ground that John Coltrane walked. Sonic Sunsets exist with the intent of honoring African American history, music, and ecological justice. Restoring our environment, humanity, and our common spaces.

Every concert comes with freshness: fresh music, fresh fruit, fresh sourdough bread to be consumed in the cozy confines of our great room (with a generous slap of garlic butter). These musicians come from all over Philly, west, south, north, inspired by the past, inspired by the birds, inspired by a future in which each and every one of us is filled with bliss. The birds, our constant accompaniment, from songs, to chirps, to squawks, also come from all around, year-round residents and snow birds from Canada and Miami, all ancestors of a once colossal Pangea.

About the Performers

Known mostly for performing in art galleries and small, funky venues...These days you can find Chaka Benson and the awesome powerful sounds of his Eurorack machine almost anywhere!
Always on the move...maybe he's coming your way soon!
Check his FB and Instagram @chakabenson to find out.

Aaron Pond is your host and opener for the evening, performing improvised melodies with the poetry of the early 20th century Yiddish Labor Movement. Special thanks to the Robert and Molly Freedman Sound Archive for helping me find a treasure trove of songs!

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