We are thrilled to welcome back to Ashkenaz, Abraham Inc, the 9- piece Jewish -funk supergroup co-led by the titanic trio of klezmer clarinet master David Krakauer, legendary funk trombonist and arranger Fred Wesley (James Brown, George Clinton), and Canada’s own Yiddish beat architect Socalled. The group has stretched across musical and racial boundaries to create the most sophisticated and explosive fusion of Jewish music with hardcore funk ever produced. Their show-stopping performances thus far, at such venues as Carnegie Hall, France’s Transmusical de Rennes Festival, and at Harlem’s historic Apollo Theater have reached enthusiastic bi-racial audiences and received critical acclaim. Now reunited for the first time in three years, their headline performance at Ashkenaz 2016 promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s Festival. Featuring Michael Sarin (Drums), Sheryl Bailey (Electric Guitar), C-Rayz (Rapper), Jerome Harris (Bass), Brandon Wright (Tenor Saxophone) and Igmar Thomas (Trumpet).