The Sway Machinery is a New York quintet formed in 2008 by prominent underground musicians from Balkan Beat Box, Arcade Fire, Antibalas and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. The group’s songs are inspired by Jewish liturgical music, which is fused with blues, rock and West African grooves. The Sway Machinery, whose newest album is Hidden Melodies Revealed (JDub Records), will perform its unique sound as part of the Cedar Cultural Center’s Global Roots Festival 2010 on Sept. 23. The group will perform with Malian vocalist Khaira Arby and her band. For tickets, call 612-338-2674, ext. 2, or visit: www.thecedar.org. For information, visit: www.swaymachinery.com. — E.E.B.
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