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World View Performs at the Falcon on March 5 

Weltanschauung is German for “world view”—it’s the framework of ideas an individual uses to interpret and interact with their reality. Fittingly, it’s also the name of the eclectic band playing at the Falcon in Marlboro on March 5. With their diverse backgrounds, World View is an unbridled ethnic mash-up. There’s a strange, chaotically beautiful beat behind the vocals, and an awkward array of improvisations—a sporadic, jazz bopping—being drummed in the background. There’s candor in the delivery.

Falguni Shah, known as Falu, leads the band. She recently performed at the White House alongside A. R. Rahman at President Obama’s first state dinner. Falu has lent her voice to multiple movies and shows (GEO Sessions, Fearless Music, and Born into Brothels) and sang in 2003 for the Dalai Lama. She intricately blends together rock and classical Indian music; the voracious simplicity of Falu’s vocal styling and the languid movement in the lyrics creates a dreamscape of sound.

Her voice is coupled with the mellow ride yielded by Jason Miles; searching his keyboard for the notes to accompany Falu’s provocative voice. A Grammy Award-winning producer, he’s worked with greats from Miles Davis to Michael Jackson.

Cyro Baptista’s also lends his extraordinary talent to World View. Having toured with Yo-Yo Ma’s “Brazil Project” and worldwide with Sting in 2001, he also spent two years globetrotting with Paul Simon’s “Rhythm of the Saints” tour. He’s even played with the likes of Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg. Baptista began playing percussion at the ripe age of six. His first instrument was a coconut. After arriving in the US from his native Brazil, he soon became the most sought after percussionist in the world. His sound has conjured up six Grammys.

World View will be performing at the Falcon’s new incarnation, a renovated 19th-century button factory. The Falcon is equipped with acoustic upgrades, a 24’ by 16’ stage, and world-class light and sound systems. The bar room was entirely renovated from recycled materials—with a shuffleboard table taking on a second life as a bar. The restaurant is now up and running, offering food pairings to go along with the performances in celebration of the different cultures behind the music. Come early as they don’t take reservations.

World View will be performing at the Falcon in Malboro on March 5 at 8pm. Doors, bar, and table service will open at 6pm, with Elijah Tucker opening at 7pm. The show is free, but the Falcon donation box will be out to support the musicians. 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro. (845) 236-7824;

click to enlarge World View, featuring vocalist Falu, performs at The Falcon in Marlboro on March 5.
  • World View, featuring vocalist Falu, performs at The Falcon in Marlboro on March 5.
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