MOSAIC: an evening of music with Seth Glier, Mitch Chakour, ReBelle, Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble and Russell Kaback - 5/10, 8:00pm


MOSAIC: an evening of music with Seth Glier, Mitch Chakour, ReBelle, Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble and Russell Kaback

Fun, dancing, food and a good cause!


To benefit:

The International Mosaic Down Syndrome Association

REACH Early Intervention

The Academy of Early Learning


"(Seth Glier's) exquisite tenor echoes Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel.” - USA TODAY

Singer-songwriter and Grammy® nominee Seth Glier knows the challenges of emerging into adulthood all too well. Over the course of just a few short years, Glier has gone from opening act to headlining his own shows as well as major folk festivals, all culminating in a nod from the Grammys® this year for the work he did on his sophomore record, THE NEXT RIGHT THING.  Having spent the majority of his teens and early twenties on the road, the now 24-year-old Massachusetts native describes his new album THINGS I SHOULD LET YOU KNOW as "a reckoning with adulthood.”


Mitch Chakour was the musical director for Joe Cocker, and has worked with Bonnie Raitt, Daphne Rubin Vega, BB King, and more.

Russell Kaback plays funky island beats and sweet, soulful grooves that melt into rootsy reggae and heartfelt folk reminiscent of James Taylor or Marvin Gaye. From the spiritual blues of Van Morrison’s Street Choir to the mystical lyricism of Bob Marley and George Harrison, Kaback’s smooth vocals and rich composition appeal to a broad audience.


In their music and their lives, Rebelle is an intergenerational and intercultural band from Africa and America. The Rebelle story is rich in a foundation of love and powerful musicianship. ReBelle plays all original music, sung in four different languages, English, Wolof, Creole and French. ReBelle plays Roots reggae music, and its powerhouse vocalists chant meditations on liberation while the band propels roots reggae soul. The band’s mystical mix of pulsing tribal rhythms, guitar and tight harmonies is internationally acclaimed. ReBelle has performed internationally including performances in Africa. In Africa, performances at the Blaise Senghor Institute in Senegal, Reggae Sunsplash in Senegal and Baia das Gatas Festival in Cape Verde exemplified the band’s outstanding success at reaching the hearts and minds of people. At the Baia das Gatas Festival in front of 60,000 people and to an international television audience, the band so moved the people that the audience rushed the stage as the band members appeared. ReBelle is heard on airwaves throughout Africa, Europe, Jamaica, the Americas and the world. In the U.S., along the east coast, from Maine to Florida to California, ReBelle has performed hundreds of concerts at noted festivals, venues and colleges including the International Festival of Arts and Ideas, SOB’s, Fire Water Festival, Harmonic Convergence Festival, Vermont Reggae Festival, Bel Chere, LEAF, Ocean State Reggae, sell-out crowds at the Iron Horse Music Hall, Pearl Street Night Club, The Roxy, Reggae Sunsplash, New England Reggae Festival, Guilford College, Amherst College, Smith College to name just a few. ReBelle is devoted to inspiring the world with music. The band is committed to bringing love, justice and unity among people and nations. ReBelle lives a positive way of respect and represent a dynamic, loving creation.

Visit the ReBelle website here.



Since 1995, the Yiddishkeit Klezmer Ensemble has been performing

traditional Klezmer music at weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, concerts,

festivals, schools and other special events throughout New England and

New York. The band performs original and traditional Klezmer music.


         "One of the top Klezmer bands on the East Coast"

         -- Seth Rogovoy, author of "The Essential Klezmer"


Band Members:

Brian Bender (vocals, accordion, trombone, tuba, melodica)

David Tasgal (clarinet, fiddle, piano)

Anna Sobel (fiddle, vocals, poyk, darbuka)



Brian Bender has performed Klezmer music at Carnegie Hall, the

Presidential Inauguration of Bill Clinton and throughout the United

States. He has also performed Klezmer music in Israel, Alaska, Egypt,

Italy, France, Germany, Holland, the UK, Russia and Austia. He has also

performed Reggae music in the Cape Verde Islands, Russia and Austria and

Jazz in Germany and France.

Brian has formerly performed with O.J. Ekemode and the Nigerian

All-Stars, Kotoja (African World-Beat), Ibrahima Camera, Black Rebels

(African Reggae), La Perfecta (Salsa/Merengue), Lucky Seven (Ska) and

the Berkshire Bateria Escola de Samba (Brazilian). He currently performs

with the Pangeans (World Beat), the Wholesale Klezmer Band, Di Bostoner

Klezmer and Big Bandemonium (Celtic). Brian also leads the

Klezmer-African-Latin-Caribbean fusion band Little Shop of Horas. He is

a graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music.




David Tasgal (M.M. UMass Amherst) is a long-standing member of the

Wholesale Klezmer Band as well as a Classical performer and teacher of

clarinet and string instruments at the Brattleboro Music Center. He has

also appeared in numerous Blues, Rock and Funk bands on keyboards and

saxophone. He is author of the method book series "Strings Fun and Easy"

and composer of extensive music for young string orchestras.




Anna Sobel frequently performs tabla for the kirtan group Shubalananda

and Friends and has been studying tabla intensively for six years under

Pandit Divyang Vakil. She has studied dumbek with Raquy Danziger and

performed dumbek with Galeet Dardashti's all-female Middle Eastern group

Divahn. Anna is also a professional storyteller and puppeteer and

trained as a "maggidah," or Jewish storyteller, with Yitzhak Buxbaum.

She and her puppets have appeared as Talking Hands Theatre at the Jewish

Museum, the 92nd Street Y, the Museum of Jewish Heritage, and at Jewish

community centers and synagogues throughout New England. Anna is also a

puppet builder and associate artist with the Jewish performance troupe,




Date: 5/10, 8:00pm
Price: $15.00
Location The Arts Block
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