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Afro-Semitic Experience: Plea for Peace

Read "Plea for Peace" reviewed by Joel Roberts


As a Jewish guy married to an African woman and with a new baby boy we like to refer to as “our little Jewfrican, the music of the Afro-Semitic Experience resonates in my household. When we first saw them perform a few years ago at Tonic, we said, “The Afro-Semitic Experience... hey, that's us.

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Plea for Peace

Label: Reckless DC Music
Released: 2006
Track listing: Sente/He's An On Time God; Forgive Us; I Wish I Knew How it Would Feel To Be Free; Almighty God; Introduction to a Song for When the Temple is Rebuilt; A Song for When the Temple is Rebuilt; Thy Will Be Done; Descarga Ocho Kandelikas; (I'm On My Way to) Canaan Land; Plea for Peace; May It Be Your Will (R'tzeh Bim'nuchaseynu); Reb Dovidl's Nigun.

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The Days of Awe

Label: Reckless DC Music
Released: 2003
Track listing: 1. And as For Me, My Prayer is for You (V

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David Chevan: The Days of Awe

Read "The Days of Awe" reviewed by Elliott Simon


With the Afro-Semitic Experience, bassist David Chevan and pianist Warren Byrd use jazz to entice African American and Jewish spiritual music to meet as brothers. On Chevan's first solo effort, The Days of Awe , he instead chooses to filter Jewish High Holy Day melodies through a multifaceted “jazz prism." The outcome is highly accessible music ...

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This Is The Afro-Semitic Experience

Label: Reckless DC Music
Released: 2002
Track listing: Eliyahu HaNavi; Tashlikh; Sha Shtil; Better Git Hit In Your Soul; Nefesh; Aalafiyal/Shir LaShalom; Water From An Ancient Well; Water Of Babylon.

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Warren Byrd/David Chevan: This Is The Afro-Semitic Experience

Read "This Is The Afro-Semitic Experience" reviewed by Mark Corroto


This Is The Afro-Semitic Experience, well maybe and I then ask where do you file it? Jazz? Jewish music? Or perhaps Gospel/Klezmer/Nigunim/Spiritual/Swing? I prefer under Duke Ellington’s good music/bad music categorization. This project of bassist David Chevan and pianist Warren Byrd brings together the musical traditions of Jewish-Americans and African-Americans to create a ...

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Let Us Break Bread Together

Label: Reckless DC Music
Released: 2001
Track listing: Let Us Break Bread Together; Oseh Shalom (take 2); If I Can Help Somebody; Eliyahu HaNavi; Little David, Play on Your Harp; Etz Chaim Hi (Tanchum Portnoy); How Much More (of Life's Burdens Must We Bear); Etz Chaim Hi (traditional); Soon I Will Be Done; Hineh Mah Tov; Oseh Shalom (take 1).

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David Chevan and Warren Byrd: Let Us Break Bread Together

Read "Let Us Break Bread Together" reviewed by AAJ Staff


The title of this disc--along with its subtitle, “Further explorations of the Afro-Semitic experience"--may suggest difficult listening. (Ceremonial, restrictive, and heavy are a few words that may come to mind.) But rest assured, that's not at all the case. Let Us Break Bread Together is more a joyous celebration of diversity than it is any kind ...


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