Eli Rosenblatt Band

Mashing up Jewish and Afro-Cuban music has been a popular tack lately, and Rosenblatt is Seattle’s premiere exponent of this particular niche—at once festive and melancholy. Skilled in the Latin tres, he adds fuzzy electric-guitar lines reminiscent of Ry Cooder and Marc Ribot’s mambos and sings with a semi-ironical authority that seems equal parts canción and Adam Sandler. Tonight he’ll celebrate the release of his sharp new self-titled recording, backed by brass, strings, and percussion. Balkan-style street band Orkestar Zirkonium will start the ethnic juices flowing. MARK D. FEFER

Sat., Nov. 13, 8 p.m., 2010

 
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