This past Sunday (October 7), the Afro-Semitic Experience played in Park Slope Brooklyn at Congregation Beth Elohim. The synagogue is celebrating it's 150th anniversary and they sure know how to celebrate. The day began with a service in the sanctuary and was supposed to then become a street party, but the weather turned rainy. Instead the band played in the Beth Elohim ballroom. Here are some shots of the band getting down at Congregation Beth Elohim:

Abu Alvin Carter, Sr. gives a benediction before the band begins it's set.

Saskia Laroo on trumpet!!

The Carter family!!! Alvin, Jr. and Alvin, Sr.

Will Bartlett on tenor sax with Warren chillin' on the keys

The backline: Warren Byrd on keys, David Chevan on bass, Alvin and Abu Carter

The band played a hora and everyone in the room made a big circle and started dancing!!!

Here's a link to a YouTube video of Beth Elohim's Cantor Josh Breitzer dancing that same hora with his newborn son, Jonah. Give a click!! You can hear the Afro-Semitic Experience jammin' in the background. All in all a great time was had by all. Thanks to Congregation Beth Elohim for asking us to be a part of this special day.

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