Motema Music World Jazz Night
Malika Zarra, Oran Etkin’s Kelenia and The Koko Jones Band

*Joe’s Pub* ~ Showtime: 9:30pm

Jazz has been called one of America’s greatest contributions to the world’s culture, but it’s important to remember it’s an art form that has grown from countless cultural exchanges with artists and styles outside the U.S. An inspiring new international voice, who is both influenced by jazz and is bringing her own culture and creativity to the melting pot, is MALIKA ZARRA. Born in Morocco, raised in France, and now thriving in the polyglot metropolis of New York City, this gifted composer, producer and singer has invented a new Moroccan urban-world-jazz by tastefully using traditional North Africanchaâbi, Berber and Gnawa polyrhythms to underpin her distinctly contemporary urban compositions, all the while maintaining a sophisticated improvisational modern jazz approach.

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June 13, 2011
Joes Pub
425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, 10003