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MMW and Antibalas Host a Pumpkin-Carving Contest

October 26th, 2011

Halloween isn’t a traditional holiday in the sense that people go home to spend time with their families. Instead they do something with their friends. And this year Medeski Martin & Wood (above, doing “Broken Mirror”) will be celebrating with their friends Antibalas (perhaps you saw them as the house band in the Broadway smash Fela!) at Terminal 5 on Saturday. The jazz-funk experimentalist trio and the Brooklyn groove ensemble will each play a set followed by one performed together. Expect plenty of Afrobeat, funk, hip-hop and Latin jazz. And expect to have a blast.

And since this is in celebration of Halloween, the two groups will host a pumpkin-carving contest. So bring your fantastically carved pumpkin to the venue between 6 and 6:30. The competition will be held on the roof deck at 6:45. Band members will select their favorite pumpkin, and the winner will receive a goodie bag of merch and six drink tickets as well as a chance meet and chat with the bands. All pumpkins must be carved in advance. Bring an LED light to place inside your pumpkin. (No candles permitted.) Please place your name inside your pumpkin. No admittance to the venue without a ticket.