Join us for BOMBYX Barrio Night, a monthly tradition where we invite the neighborhood to discover something new.
Living Language draws from NYC’s rich Afrobeat scene to explore new directions in Afrobeat Jazz. The six-piece group is led by Nikhil P. Yerawadekar (Low Mentality, Antibalas, Hailu Mergia), whose compositions couple diverse melodicism with the trance feeling and rhythms innovated by Fela Kuti and Tony Allen.
Interpolations of those two authors intersperse the band’s live repertoire as well. Understanding the roots, but always looking forward, the music of Living Language is equally suited for the dance floor as it is for listening environments. The debut recording “Eleloji” was released in September 2021, and was produced at Hive Mind Studio in Brooklyn, NY.
Band members of this Brooklyn supergroup collective include Nikhil P. Yerawadekar on guitar (Antibalas, Hailu Mergia), Seth Paris on tenor sax (Akoya Afrobeat), Carter Yasutake on trumpet (Underground System, Adeline), Vince Chiarito on bass (Charles Bradley, Black Pumas), Yoshi Takemasa on percussion (Fela! On Broadway), and Kevin Raczka on drums (Antibalas).
On BOMBYX Barrio Nights, we express our love to the neighborhood. Florence residents living in the 01062 zip code will automatically receive a matching ticket in their cart upon checkout.
BOMBYX Barrio Nights are sponsored by Ruthie Oland Real Estate and Davis Financial.