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Plant-Based Ethiopian

Since 2011

Wed, Jun 19


Bunna Cafe

Kevin Nathaniel on Mbira, with Dan Kurfirst

Kevin Nathaniel on Mbira, with Dan Kurfirst
Kevin Nathaniel on Mbira, with Dan Kurfirst


Jun 19, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Bunna Cafe, 1084 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA


View IG Reel here.

A visionary musician who, with voice and ancient African instruments, channels sound as a universal healing force. Together, breathing rhythms to the beat of our synchronized hearts, Kevin Nathaniel resonates songs of unity and the “big picture” of love in beautiful ways! A long-time devotee of mbira, kalimba, circle song, drum, dance, meditation, and yoga; a world-traveled music healer sharing the musical medicine of the ancient, the now, and the beyond, Kevin Nathaniel brings a fresh, deep experience of the beauty of sound. Kevin Nathaniel’s music is an invitation for all to come together, to share in song, laughter, positivity, movement, prayer, and breath.

Kevin Nathaniel was “called” to music by the magical sound of the mbira immediately and mysteriously after graduating “Scholar of the House” at Yale University. He then worked closely with legendary Zimbabwean mbira master Ephat Mujuru for many years. Kevin continues the mbira/kalimba legacy, creatively working to expand upon it. He has worked with a great variety of artists including Alice Walker, Oprah Winfrey, Jonathan Demme, Thomas Mapfumo, Miriam Makeba, Bobby McFerrin, Niles Rodgers, Madonna, Philip Glass, and Nana Vasconcelos.

With Dan Kurfirst on percussion.

The New York City-born and raised Kurfirst grew up playing drums, mainly interested in rock and hip-hop music. In his twenties, the young drummer discovered jazz and began his path through New York’s Downtown improv community. Kurfirst’s interests broadened into the study of world music, especially the percussive elements of Middle Eastern and West African music, including the adaptation of West African rhythms to the drum kit with master drummer royal hartigan.

Starts at 7:30. Free with your meal. Everything is Eshi.

Music at Bunna Cafe, Under The Grass Roof.


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