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Interview- Break Science

Interview- Break Science

Break Science Borahm Lee and Adam Deitch took a few moments to chat with Mother Plug Music. Out of the hip-hop trailblazing city of New York, this powerhouse brings us beats inspired by genres from India to New Orleans and everything in between. They are true visionaries. Borahm has mastered manipulating sound wave and playing the keys. Pair that with Adam’s incredible production and drum abilities, these two are a perfect mix for this new age of electronic music with old school inspirations.

 

 

Welcome to Birmingham Guys, how’s it going?

Borahm: Hey what’s up?

Adam: How y’all doing?

So what do you guys think of Alabama?

Adam: I love it. It’s just great to see people partying together. People of all backgrounds are hanging out, dancing. It’s just a good scene to see happening in Birmingham.

Borahm: Adam actually made a comment earlier. So where we are from in New York, the way people talk is very flat and straight, but when we get down south it’s just more colorful. The accents and the speech, we are musicians so we are sensitive to sound. So, we love…

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Galactic

Galactic

GALACTIC

Galactic is a collaborative band with a unique format. It’s a stable quintet that plays together with high musicianship. They’ve been together so long they’re telepathic. But though the band hasn’t had a lead singer for years, neither is it purely an instrumental group. Galactic is part of a diverse community of musicians, and in their own studio, with Mercurio and Ellman producing, they have the luxury of experimenting. So on their albums, they do something that’s unusual in rock but not so controversial an idea in, say, hiphop: they create something that’s a little like a revue, a virtual show featuring different vocalists (mostly from New Orleans) and instrumental soloists each taking their turn on stage in the Galactic sound universe.

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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. The band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director, Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band, and record label.

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Dr. John

Dr. John

Join us for MARDI GRAS in MAY as we present a true icon of American culture, the incomparable Dr. John. This performance will feature a career retrospective including his biggest hits as well as music from his most recent release, The Spirit of the Satch, Dr. John’s tribute to the late Louis Armstrong. » Dr. John’s musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex, and Frankie Ford. A legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-Gris, introducing to the world his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock, and Creole roots.

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