“My hope is that our music has the same effect on the audience that it does on me,” says bandleader Beckenstein . “I’ve always felt that music, and particularly instrumental music, has this non-literal quality that lets people travel to a place where there are no words. Whether it’s touching their emotions or connecting them to something that reminds them of something much bigger than themselves, there’s this beauty in music that’s not connected to sentences. It’s very transportive. I would hope that when people hear our music or come to see us, they’re able to share that with us. That’s the truly glorious part of being a musician.”
With their latest album, A Foreign Affair, they return to a source of great inspiration: the rhythms of the world, leading audiences on a musical journey around the globe, with beats and melodies from the Caribbean, South America, South Africa, India, and Japan.