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The music of TONY VACCA’S WORLD RHYTHMS ENSEMBLE is a free-flowing earthy fusion of Jazz, World Music, and Spoken Word. Combining elements of music from traditions across the planet with the American-born tradition of jazz innovation, they create a sound that is simultaneously elegant and slamming. They blend the hypnotic and powerful sound of giant West-African balafons with the dreamy lyricism of electric violin and the funk and magic of electric bass like you’ve never heard. All mixed well with a touch of Spoken Word and some blow-your-mind spectacular percussion.

What makes this band so “above and beyond” is the players themselves and their long-term commitment to working together. Tony, Jo and Derrik have been playing together for over two decades and it sounds like it.