Saturday, February 13th, 2016
The Sway Machinery at Congregation Kol Israel - 8pm603 St. Johns Place
Brooklyn New York (718) 638-6583
Sway Machinery's combination of rhythmic power and potent folklore takes no prisoners. On stage the energy of submerged worlds is torn out into the light of day. And indeed, the historical tradition of Cantorial music, which is the focus of the band's work, is very much a lost world. The music of The Sway Machinery invites the listener to become like children wandering in the forest, discovering something mythic and wonderful.
Congregation Kol Israel is a historic synagogue undergoing a rebirth in one of the hippest neighborhoods in Brooklyn. This traditional Jewish community draws a diverse crowd, from people who have gone there all their lives to young couples who have just moved to this rapidly developing neighborhood. The building is on the National Registry of Historic Places, and serves as a home to the community, a concert venue, and an event space.