Sam Dickey and Read The Sands
Gov’t Majik is honored to present a very special night of music at the Broadside on Friday, June 9th. We are New Orleans’ very own Dirty South Afro-Beat Arkestra and we’re bringing the whole 15 member crew to the Broadside to celebrate the release of our new EP "The Bass Age". Our music pulls from various African and Brazilian styles and filters that through the jazz, funk and rap music we grew up on. Our band is composed of some of the heaviest musicians in the city - Jermal Watson powers the drums in conjunction with Luke Quaranta (Toubab Krewe) on percussion. If 6 was 9 indeed - On 6/9 we’ll be offering some music that would make Jimi Hendrix proud, with the fantastic tandem of Danny Abel and Raja Kassis (Anitbalas) on guitars, Bru Bruser on bass and Eduardo Tozzatto on keyboards. Our horn section is one the best ever assembled in New Orleans, and that’s saying something! We’ve got Allen Dejan and Brent Rose on tenor sax; Khari Allen Lee and Greg Thomas (P-Funk) on alto sax; Kyle Cripps on baritone sax; and Xavier Molina on trumpet. And to round it out we’ve got Sybil Shanell and Rachel Murray on vocals and our MC, Infinite I, making sure the message in our music is sent and received!
Joining us for this very special night of music, and strengthening its ties to the African Diaspora, we have Sam Dickey and Read The Sands.
Part electric jazz ensemble, part rock band, and part raucous street party, Sam Dickey and Read the Sands is a project that draws inspiration from Bambara music of West Africa as well as Black American musical traditions. The result is a sound that is powerful, spiritual, and infectious. Started in 2019, the band has developed a reputation around New Orleans for their engaging live shows. The band members include an array of top-notch New Orleans musicians, with Sam Dickey on guitar, Shea Pierre on keys, Max Moran on bass, and Alfred Jordan on drums. As individuals, their credits include performances and recordings with Christian Scott, Donald Harrison, the Blind Boys of Alabama, Amadou & Mariam, Fatoumata Diawara, and Tank and the Bangas. This breadth of musical experience informs the band’s unique sound and gravity-defying ensemble interplay. With this potent combination of top-notch musicianship, far-reaching sonic exploration, and deep folkloric knowledge, Read the Sands makes music that is truly unlike anything you’ve ever heard before.
1) The showtime listed for the event is the time the event starts. Doors will generally open an hour before the listed show time.
2) We allow pets during the day, but not at night for music (anything after 7pm). Service animals are always allowed.
3) Children 15 years and under do not need a ticket but do require adult supervision.
4) Please do not park in the Broad Theater parking lot. We have a parking lot for The Broadside and plenty street parking available on Toulouse and Lafitte. If you would like to be escorted to your car, please ask the Sheriff on duty. You may also park in the Auto Zone parking lot if they are closed.
5) Chairs are provided for events with a seated element (movies, presentations) but are not out in the yard for most concerts. You are welcome to bring your own chairs, if you require a seat for health reasons or disability, please ask a staff member and they can provide you with a chair.
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