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BEATS ANTIQUE

Tuesday, September 29, Haw River Ballroom, Saxapahaw, 336.525.2314

In this current world of constant stimuli, it’s hard to impress even the most adolescent of music fans and performance consumers, yet Beats Antique keeps setting the bar higher and higher. A trio of multi-instrumentalists comprised of Zoe Jakes, David Satori and Tommy Cappel, the visual spectacle on display is truly one of a kind. Jakes, aside from banging on an occasional drum, adorns her body traditional belly-dancing attire, undulating in perfect synchronicity to electronic-fused Middle Eastern melodies. Make no mistake, this is not a show for the energy-less; Satori might pull out the violin bow and dance it on the banjo; Cappel maintains the beats with the fervor and vitality of an auditioning drummer. Both sonic and visual elements are queued in such a way that the entire show tells a story – the emotional pervasiveness can become uneasy when Jakes is lost in a swirl pulling a mask from her face and revealing the crescendo of the song. It’s impossible not to become infatuated with her grace, but Cappel and Satori compliment as equally impressive focal points in their unified song building and unspoken communication. The strings take center stage in many of the tracks, as do a plethora of synthesizers and world instruments: sitars, castanets, violins, and other samples. There’s no denying Beats Antique has taken their favorite elements and given them an up-do for the sake of modern times, but the core of the music will, as intended, make you move until your legs are sore. Tickets are $25. !

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