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Gig Alert: Sagapool

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sagapool
"Marcel"
Playing on Thursday at Living Room
(154 Ludlow St., L.E.S.)
Get: Tickets ($10 at the door) | Directions 

Montreal world music sextet Sagapool experienced a bit of a rebirth in 2008. After performing under the name Manouche for nearly a decade, the group shed its "gypsy jazz" moniker, reflecting its musical shift towards a more ecumenical ethos.

This month, Sagapool (née Manouche) releases its fourth album -- a self-titled record that includes the fun, klezmer-tinged tune “Marcel” — and hits the road to perform a string of North American dates in support of the new material.

On Thursday night, the Canadian group brings its jovial, globally-informed instrumentals to the Living Room. For a taste of the Lower East Side gig, download “Marcel” above and watch a clip of Sagapool’s 2010 Womex showcase below. 

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