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Cancelled: Sam Reider & The Human Hands (USA)

Roots of Freedom - interactive concert
Sunday 29 March 2020 - 15h00
Molière Theatre - Galerie de la Porte de Namur, 3 Square du Bastion, 1050 Bruxelles
SUN 29/03

The Human Hands is a ensemble of acoustic musicians based in Brooklyn led by composer, accordionist, and pianist Sam Reider. Since the release of their debut record “Too Hot To Sleep” in early 2018, the band has appeared at major festivals throughout the US, performed live on the BBC, and completed a ten day tour of the UK. Irresistible melodies, fiery improvisation and otherworldly sounds collide in what Songlines Magazine has dubbed “mash-up of the the Klezmatics, Quintette du Hot Club de France and the Punch Brothers.”

Sam Reider and the Human Hands will take you on a journey through the diverse landscape of American roots music, from New Orleans and the Mississippi delta, through the Appalachian mountains, to New York City. They will explore American culture through the lens of music and music history and celebrate the diverse origins of the folk music styles that travelled to this country in the hands of immigrants
and slaves.

The concert is followed by a jam session in the foyer which is opened by the manouche ensemble of Muziekpublique, conducted by Renaud Dardenne and the American Roots String Ensemble by Jérémie Fraboni and Lorcan Fahy.



  • Sam Reider: accordion, piano
  • Roy Williams: guitar
  • Alex Hargreaves: violin
  • Eddie Barbash: alto saxophone
  • Dominik Leslie: guitar

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