Sharabi is, undoubtedly, the world’s only Yiddish-Punjabi-bhangra-bollywood-funk-klezmer party band. Fronted by trumpeter Frank London, a founding member of the GRAMMY-winning group The Klezmatics, and New York’s top call Indian percussionist, Deep Singh, the duo’s special late-night show at Ashkenaz will feature many special guests from the Festival line-up, including vocalists Eleanor Reissa and Sasha Lurje, as well as artists from the Toronto South Asian musical community, including vocalists Dhiraj Barla and Shoba Shekhar, percussionist Ravi Naimpally, and bassist Justin Gray. Be prepared—Sharabi means intoxicated. Possessed. By love. By ecstasy. By spirits (of the highest quality)!
This event is a co-presentation with Mississauga’s MonstrARTity, an incorporated not-for-profit arts organization based in the South Asian community, whose signature productions include #BollywoodMonster Mashup and #MonsterWorld Mashup.
MonstrARTity and Ashkenaz come together for this production under the auspices of Polyphonic Ground, a unique collective of 11 GTA-based presenters of diverse world music, in which both organizations are charter members. To learn more about Polyphonic Ground check out this article from NOW magazine.