Zion80 examines Jewish music – Zorn to Carlebach and everything in-between – through the eyes of Fela Anikulapokuti, the Afrobeat funk master. The 13-piece band, led by Jon Madof (Rashanim Matisyahu), arranges Jewish melodies with the polyrhythmic intensity and madness of Afrobeat. Zion80, Madof’s most ambitious and exciting project to date is as tight as a drum. This is the 21st century’s essential Jewish music. It is spiritual, energetic, and always exciting. Zion80 is Jon Madof, guitar Frank London, trumpet Matt Darriau, alto sax Greg Wall, bari-sax Zach Mayer, keyboards Yoshie Fruchter, guitar Shanir Blumenkranz and bass Marlon Solbol. Percussion Yuval Lion – drums from http://zion80.com

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