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Second Sundays: M.A.K.U SoundSystem and Tongues in Trees

Live sets recorded at the February 2015 Second Sundays open house festivities at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn.

M.A.K.U SoundSystem:
Comprised of 8 members, hailing mostly from Colombia, M.A.K.U. SoundSystem makes big music that begins in traditional Afro-Colombian rhythms and ends somewhere in the punk-jazz stratosphere, with hints of Colombian folklore, Psychedelic Rock and Caribbean grooves. Clarinet, trombone, sax, guitarra, and Latin percussion supplement an overdriven rock core, creating a sound familiar enough to be danceable but always surprising.

Tongues in Trees:
Drawing from North Indian classical and folk music, Tongues in Trees is vocalist Samita Sinha, drummer Sunny Jain (Red Baraat), and guitarist Grey McMurray (itsnotyouitsme). The trio blurs the line between East and West, traditional and experimental, acoustic and electronic. Long time collaborators Sinha and Jain bring their distinctive musical voices as Indian-Americans alongside McMurray’s avant new music textures. File as: Sonic Youth meets Bjork meets Sufi trance.

Olivier Conan curated this music series for Second Sundays at Pioneer Works.


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Second Sundays Concert Series


Live music sets from the Pioneer Works Second Sundays monthly open house festivities at their beautiful space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, curated by Olivier Conan of the treasured music venue Barbès, and recorded by Clocktower Radio. Creative, exotic, usually dance-able, and always with strong ties to music from lands far away.