Zion80 explores Jewish music – from Carlebach to Zorn and everything in between
– through the lens of the Afrobeat funk master Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Led by Jon
Madof (Rashanim, Matisyahu), the 11-piece band arranges Jewish melodies using
the polyrhythmic intensity of Afrobeat, blended with the madness of the Downtown
scene. Madof’s most ambitious project to date, Zion80 is blazing hot and tight as a
drum. Spiritual, grooving and endlessly exciting, this is essential Jewish music for
the 21st century.