Jews, Blues and Sufi at Springs Community Center

Unusual musical events in Sonoma aren’t all that unusual. Witness “Jews, Blues, & Sufi,” to be staged on Friday, Aug. 10.

Organizer and former mayor Ken Brown describes it as “a love battle of the cultures; when jazz meets raga,” with Sukhawat Ali Khan, Earl Blue, Steve Shain and Gurdeep Hira Singh. Brown will serve as the emcee, and Pete Carlson is on sound. Also on stage will be special guests Dante playing Native American flute, and Rabbi Moisha bringing Hebrew chants.

“It’s going to be an exquisite blend of the improvised music of the spiritual East and the freedom of the jazz groove,” said Brown. “Be prepared for a new open interpretation of a groovy Nirvana. Be prepared to Ohm and be verklempt,” a Yiddish word defined as “too emotional to speak.”

Tickets in advance are $10 (call Brown at 938-8623 or email or $15 at the door.

Beer, wine and other refreshments will be for sale.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and music and dancing begin at 8 p.m. at the Springs Community Center, 18627 Sonoma Hwy.

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