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Published: 2011/12/23

Matisyahu Announces Beatbox Sessions, Responds To Charges He Kicked Photographer

Another portion of the Wednesday night show

On Wednesday night at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, Matisyahu reunited with two former band members as he brought longtime guitarist Aaron Dugan and keyboard player Rob Marscher to the stage. The appearance of these two musicians, presages what is to come, as on Wednesday, January 4 the Rockwood Music Hall will host the Matisyahu Beatbox Sessions featuring Dugan and Marscher.

The Wednesday show also saw an incident in which Matisyahu reportedly kicked photographer Rebecca Smeyne and damaged her flash. Matisyahu responded via Twittter, telling her “sorry about last night. I totally snapped.I wouldn’t call it a kick, more like stepping into the crowd. Seemed like you were there everywhere I turned with that flash. Next time be more sensitive to the performer.” He then added “and being that you’ve shot so many shows you should know how distracting a huge flash in your face is.”

On Saturday Matis brings his Festival of Light tour to the Theatre of Living Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

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