Zusha [Hasidic Soul Band From N.Y.C.]

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Soul | New York New York USA

Zusha is a Hasidic Soul band made up of three simple flavors, Shlomo, Elisha and Zachariah. With blessings from HaShem, their self-titled debut EP launched to #9 on Billboard's World music chart. In their first year they have played to sold out audiences in New York (Mercury Lounge, Highline Ballroom, Knitting Factory, Bowery Ballroom), Washington, Chicago, San Francisco, and Jerusalem, and headlined Central Park's SummerStage Yiddish Soul concert, Shir Madness: the Melbourne Jewish Music Festival, and D.C.'s Jewish Music Festival. Zusha will be releasing its first full-length album entitled 'Kavana' in January, along with several music videos, and touring throughout Israel, Europe, East and West coast from December to February. Tour dates TBA. Zusha-self-released on October 28th-is filled with melodies that heal and harmonies that inspire. Getting cozy in Mason Jar Music's Brooklyn basement with some glorious guests, the trio rose to a fuller sound, about which the Huffington Post wrote that the "raw emotion is palpable" - while keeping their layered harmonies and Shlomo Gaisin's vocal soloing, which Tablet Magazine called "crescendos of musical mastery and nuanced arpeggios of exploratory, religious incantation," at the core. With the tracking finished the band headed on tour in Israel, which brought them to the internationally acclaimed Safed Klezmer Festival, before returning to New York to release Zusha at a sold-out release show where the line ran down Houston Street, at the Lower East Side's Mercury Lounge. While borrowing lines from ancient liturgy, Zusha's music is a blend of jazz, reggae, folk, ska, gypsy swing, and traditional Jewish soul-The Times of Israel called them "Wordless melodies to soothe the soul.". The resulting sound is dynamic; at times it feels raw and rustic, at times gentle and poignant. And then sometimes you just can't help but get up and dance. In Hebrew, the name for a wordless melody is "Nee-goon". Zusha songs nurture this concept of the "nee-goon", believing that when songs are unbound by words they can be infinitely personalized and mean different things. Laying down the heartbeat for Zusha is percussionist Elisha Mendl Mlotek, providing his intuitive flow. Guitarist Zachariah "Juke" Goldshmiedt contributes a free-spirited rhythm that is almost a meditative melody unto itself. With all his heart and soul, vocalist Shlomo Ari Gaisin brings the music to life. His smooth, velvety singing and imaginative scatting take the simple neegoon to creative heights. Together their voices blend into an ocean of harmonious sound. Zusha shows are meditative parties for people of all faiths, cultures and backgrounds. The concert experience is one that is moving for both the artists and the audiences. Every song is a story. Every tune is a prayer. We invite you to listen to our music and taste the sound of Zusha.
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