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House of Waters

  • Tue Feb 13 2018 - 7:00 pm • CSPS Hall
  • $17 advance | $21 door

Max ZT, who’s been lauded as the “Jimi Hendrix of hammered dulcimer” by NPR, and a “force of nature” by New York Music Daily, is a true innovator on his instrument. Drawing his roots from classical Irish folk music, Max has taken himself and his compositional techniques to both Senegal, where he studied the Mandinko technique with the Cissoko Griot family, and to Mumbai, India, where he received a grant to study under the great santoor master Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.

Joining Max in House of Waters is master percussionist Luke Notary, who studied with djembe legend Cheik Oumar Diabate and recently returned from a year touring the world with Cirque du Soleil. Rounding out the trio is brilliant bassist Moto Fukushima. Moto’s finesse, subtlety and power has attracted the attention of many jazz greats, who he’s ended up accompanying to critical acclaim. Together the three innovative musicians are redefining their instruments even as they excite the audience. A Brooklyn-based band with a global sound, House of Waters draws inspiration from African, Indian and South American traditions. The trio has shared the stage with Ravi Shankar, Tinariwen, Jimmy Cliff, KODO, Blitz the Ambassador, Dave Eggar and more. Their concerts are beautiful and electrifying, highlighted by moments of mastery and magic – in the words of Time Out New York, “a sight to behold.”

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