February 17th, 2017
Zemog El Gallo Bueno is a New York City based group of musician friends. Zemog is a 2015 international mutation that plays 21st century Latin music adventuring through 1930’s Puerto Rican street cries and laments, 60’s free jazz fumes, 70’s New York salsa residue, a cough that starts a rhythm and a found object montuno. Each composition is a battle ground for the search of the golden-tin rooster we call Zemog. Zemog plays the soundtrack to your true and false identities as they hug to danceable Latin polyrhythms that have a tropical past randomizing the snow flake future.
Barbès is a bar and performance space located in the South Slope part of Brooklyn. Barbès is also a neighborhood in northern Paris famous for its discount stores, its large North African population as well as the record stores which helped launch the Rai music explosion of the mid 80’s. Owned and operated by two French musicians and long-time Brooklyn residents, Barbès functions as a neighborhood community center of sorts. Much like the neighborhood it is named after, Barbès puts the stress on cultural variety, neighborhood conviviality – and bargain hunting , with $6 Ricard and an eclectic music collection that ranges from the Lebanese diva Asmahan to Mexican bandas, Venezuelan joropos and Romanian brass bands.