Lower East Side
350 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
F, J, M, Z to Delancey Street-Essex Street; B, D, Q to Grand Street
|8:30||Live Music by DeLeon|
|10:30||Filmmaker Q & A|
|11:30||After Party with FREE Radeberger Pilsner at Fontana's (105 Eldridge St.)|
DeLeon (Brooklyn, NY)
DeLeon's music is "infused with the deeply mysterious and entrancing cadences of the ancient Sephardic tradition," a perfect fit for "Holy Rollers." DeLeon plays 15th Century Spanish indie rock infused with the deeply mysterious and entrancing cadences of the ancient Sephardic tradition. Their music, birthed in Spain before the Inquisition and raised in pre-WWII Italy, has finally reached maturity in modern-day Brooklyn. The band, named for 12th Century Kabalistic philosopher Moses DeLeon and front man Daniel Saks’ great-grandfather Giorgio DeLeon, reconciles Saks’ cultural journey with modern influences. By re-imagining these ancient melodies as contemporary pieces, DeLeon has given the world at large a unique chance to experience the rich musical history of Sephardic Judaism.