SAN FRANCISCO’S CHARMING HOSTESS PERFORMS THE BOWLS PROJECT
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.
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
Hi–rez images: http://www.charminghostess.us/projects.html