The Rubin TriBeCaStan
Radically multicultural and poly-stylistic to the marrow, TriBeCaStan are one of contemporary music’s most musically diverse bands.
Nestled in the heart of New York’s bustling urban sprawl lies a sonic oasis in which the sounds of the Indian sarod meet surf rock, West African kora merges with Appalachian mountain tunes, and traditional Afghan melodies mingle with East Coast loft jazz. Here Swedish nykelharpas and Pakistani taxi horns coexist in harmony (and mayhem) alongside thoroughbred jazz horns, driving grooves, exotic strings, and buzzing reeds.
The Washington Post hails them as “an international jazz and folk festival unto themselves, fusing Balkan, Middle Eastern, Indian, Latin American, and African musical elements to bold and dazzling effect.” According to Rootsworld “Tribecastan are the most hellishly-heavenly world music band you’re ever going to hear.”
Jeff Greene - yayli tambor, tarhu, morsing, dutar, flutes, rubab, aqua drum, halo
John Kruth - mandolin, mandocello, banjo, sitar, flutes, harmonica, voice
Matt Darriau - kaval, clarinet, alto sax, gaida
Kenny Margolis - accordion, harmonium
Ray Peterson - double bass
Boris Kinberg - timbales, gongs, percussion
Rohin Khemani - tablas, hand percussion
John Turner - trumpet
Chris Morrow - trombone