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MELECH MECHAYA - Strange People
MELECH MECHAYA
Strange People

Fy 8216
Felmay Records
Portogallo
 
1 CD

This new record shows the maturity of the band, their skill on composing and arranging music inspired by klezmer tradition, enriching that legacy with a bunch of new and fresh compositions. In fact, Strange People contains more new compositions than never: 11 of 15 tracks. The audacity and originality of the arrangements, the dialogue and interaction of the instruments, without losing a pinch of freshness and vitality, give evidence of the high level of creativity and confidence that the band has reached.
The album features collaborations with the composer and singer Amélia Muge, singer Jazzafari, and Deolinda’s lyricist Pedro da Silva Martins.


MELECH MECHAYA (me-LEKH me-KHAH-yah) means in Hebrew "The Party Kings" and this Portuguese band may perfectly deserve such an illustrious title. MELECH MECHAYA turn their concerts into a non-stop party where the audience laughs, dances, participates, and gets involved in an irresistible performance.

MELECH MECHAYA was founded in 2006 in Lisbon, with the same line-up than the current one: Miguel Veríssimo on the clarinet; João Graça on the violin; André Santos on guitar; João Novais on double bass and Francisco Caiado on percussion.
Since their beginnings, klezmer music, that strong music tradition of the Jews from Central and East Europe, has been the basis for the creation of a repertoire that couples traditional tunes and their own compositions, always with a personal approach that manages to combine the great beauty of the compositions with a fresh and lighthearted attitude that comes to the live performance in a surprising and exciting way.
Up to now MELECH MECHAYA have been playing non-stop in their homeland Portugal, and have performed more than 30 times in Spain, and they have also been playing in countries as different as Croatia, Cape Verde, Brazil, Sweden, Finland, Belgium and Austria, playing both in large open air festivals and in theatres, metro stations, historic buildings... always wrapping the audience around their little finger and captivating the specialized press. In 2014, they’ll have their premiere in Germany and they’ve already confirmed their return to Spain, Finland, Sweden and Belgium.

This new records shows the maturity of the band, their skill on composing and arranging music inspired by klezmer tradition, enriching that legacy with a bunch of new and fresh compositions. In fact, “Strange People” contains more new compositions than never: 11 of 15 tracks. The audacity and originality of the arrangements, the dialogue and interaction of the instruments, without losing a pinch of freshness and vitality, give evidence of the high level of creativity and confidence that the band has reached.
The album features collaborations with the composer and singer Amélia Muge, singer Jazzafari, and Deolinda’s lyricist Pedro da Silva Martins.



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CABIT - Tre Re dall'Oriente / La Stella Cometa
from CD "Unico Figlio"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
24 April 2019 - h:21.00
Liguriani
in "Fischia il vento - Canti e musiche della Resistenza in Liguria"

SOMS Diritto e Doveri
Vado Ligure (SV) - Italy


28 April 2019 - h:20.00
Ester Formosa & Elva Lutza
Dalston Roof Park
London


03 May 2019 - h:21.00
Ester Formosa & Elva Lutza
Teatro Alekestis
Cagliari - Italy


10 May 2019 - h:8.30
Liguriani
Mayschoss
Germany


11 May 2019 - h:8.30
Liguriani
Venner Folk Frühling
Büningsweg 1
Venne - Germany


12 May 2019 - h:17.00
Ester Formosa & Elva Lutza
Villa Pamphilii
Rome - Italy


12 May 2019 - h:19.00
Arturo Stalteri
S.S. Apostoli

Roma

A Low & Loud Trilogy


23 May 2019 - h:8.00
Liguriani
Dahrenstedt
Germany


24 May 2019 - h:8.00
Liguriani
Salzgitter
Germany


25 May 2019 - h:8.00
Liguriani
Mönchegladbach
Germany


25 June 2019 - h:21.00
Liguriani
Mare e Miniere Festival
Vecchia Torrana
Portoscuso (CI) - Sardinia - Italy


27 June 2019 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Castel Tirolo
Merano (BZ) - Italy


28 June 2019 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Feste Musicali a Castel Roncolo
Via Castel Roncolo
Bolzano (BZ) - Italy


29 June 2019 - h:8.00
Liguriani
Andy Lang Konzertscheune
Banhofstrasse 1
Gefrees - Germany


30 June 2019 - h:15.00
Liguriani
Langenau
Germany


30 June 2019 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Bischofsgrün
Mainleus - Germany


19 July 2019 - h:18.30
Liguriani
Rheingau Musik Festival
Burg Schwarzenstein
Geisenheim-Johannisberg
Germany


20 July 2019 - h:16.00
Liguriani
Rheingau Musik Festival
Draiser Hof- Weingut und Gutshotel Baron Knyphausen
Eltville Am Rhein
Germany


21 July 2019 - h:16.00
Liguriani
Rheingau Musik Festival
Garden of The Eltzerhof
Elteville - Germany


23 August 2019 - h:20.00
Liguriani
Kehl
Germany


 
 
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