Kulturbrauerei between Literaturwerkstatt and Berlin-on-bike
Schönhauser Allee 36, Berlin

“The Bowls Project stretches from ancient Babylonia to Blind Willie Johnson, from heady folk to heavy metal, from catchy charm to dissonant harm…Eisenberg and her very accomplished accomplices in Charming Hostess forge all these elements into a new musical language of their own."
Eisenberg’s songs run the gamut from hard-edged and powerful to sweet and soulful.
-- New Yorker
Jewlia Eisenberg’s work is irreverent and ambitious. Charming Hostess radiates female energy and her singing transforms the spirit.
-- The San Francisco Chronicle

More thrills and chills from the brilliant mind of Jewlia Eisenberg and her amazing ensemble Charming Hostess. Based on inscriptions from Babylonian Jewish amulets known as “demon bowls,” The Bowls Project sings of sex, ritual and secrets of the home.

Demon bowls deal with mysticism and magic, angels and demons, and the trials and joys of domestic life and love. Especially audible are the voices of Babylonian women: their relationships, desires and dreams. Weaving together these amulet texts with Babylonian devotional songs, apocalyptic American folk music, and a radical take on spiritual power, The Bowls Project marks the deepest and most creative work by Charming Hostess yet.

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Berlin: P.A.N.D.A. Theater performance


First, “Bird of Rivers” from “The Bowls Project" :

Next, “Hebrew Textbook” from “Trilectic“:

And last, Charming Hostess spin-off project, Gramaphone & Dynamo, perform “La Mar La Galana”:

Musicians for the show: Jewlia Eisenberg, Jason Ditzian, and Jason Levis.

Charming Hostess is a music ensemble at the intersection of voice, text and diaspora consciousness. Previous recordings include Sarajevo Blues (Tzadik, 2005), settings of Bosnian resistance poetry, and Trilectic (Tzadik, 2002), a look at the political-erotic world of Walter Benjamin. File under: APOCALYPTIC-INTIMATE.

CONTACT: AnMarie Rodgers

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