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AAVV - Klezmer (special edition + bonus CD)
Klezmer (special edition + bonus CD)

RGNET 1252
World Music Network

2 CD

If you could go back in time fifty years, virtually no one would have predicted the magnitude of the klezmer revival –working klezmer bands can now be found in New York, but also in places like Brazil, Australia, Germany, or Poland. The Rough Guide To Klezmer features a diverse selection of klezmer revival songs, as well as traditional Yiddish music.

Performing in both Yiddish and Hebrew, renowned vocalist Chava Alberstein, embodies ‘the story of many new immigrants’ in Israel. ‘Good Memory’, is a touching poem about scenes from childhood. The Klezmer Brass Allstars, led by innovator Frank London, transform intimate Yiddish folk music with an infectious and captivating orchestra reminiscent of the Balkan and Roma brass bands. Roger Davidson is best known for his long career in European classical music, straight-ahead jazz and Latin music. ‘Freedom Dance,’ featured on this album, is a collaboration with Frank London, and a brilliant fusion of klezmer and jazz.

Daniel Kahn is one of just a handful of klezmorim composing new songs in Yiddish, and digging deep into the Yiddish archives. ‘Yosl Ber’ is a classic song by Itzik Manger. The Amsterdam Klezmer Band fuses traditional Yiddish music with doses of Balkan, Eastern European, ska, jazz and even hip-hop. Steven Greenman is widely regarded as one of the finest practitioners of traditional East European Jewish klezmer violin. The nign featured here is from Greenman’s latest project, Stempenyu's Neshome. The world-renowned supergroup Brave Old World combines the soulfulness of Yiddish tradition, the finesse of classical music and the vitality of jazz. ‘Ver Klapt Du Azoy?’(‘Who’s Knocking There?’) is from Brave Old World’s acclaimed recording, Song Of The Lodz Ghetto. Joel Rubin’s ‘Simkhe Nigunim’ is taken from his latest project, The Nign Of Reb Mendel: Hasidic Songs in Yiddish, and is a magnificent recording of nigunim.

One of the leading figures of the klezmer revolution, Canada’s Josh Dolgin (aka Socalled) brilliantly moulds Yiddish folk songs and traditional Hasidic chants with an old-school breakbeat, exemplified here by ‘Baleboste,’ which features Adrienne Cooper on vocals. The Flying Bulgars, founded by trumpeter David Buchbinder, fuses Yiddish folk with jazz and Latin grooves. The group Klezmania was instrumental in reviving Yiddish culture in Australia. On this album, Klezmania gives Leonard Cohen’s classic ‘Dance Me To The End Of Love’ a klezmer makeover.

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CD 1 :
Chava Alberstein
Frank London's Klezmer All Stars
Daniel Khan
Roger Davidson & Frank London
Psoy Korolenko & Opa
Amsterdam Klezmwer Band
Steven Greenman
Brave Old World
The Joel Rubin Ensemble
Flying Bulgars
Klezmer Sefardi
The Other Europeans
The Klezmatics
CD 2 :
Bonus CD by Sukke


from the CD "Pracina Stomp"
14 December 2019 - h:20.30
Karsilama European tour

Kultur Punkt!,
allerstrasse 13,
9230 Flawil - Switzerland

15 December 2019 - h:17.00
Tre Martelli "Christmas Concert"
special guest Gianni Coscia

Teatro Ambra
Viale Brigata Ravenna 8
Alessandria - Italy

20 December 2019 - h:19.30
Tre Martelli
Sala Polifunzionale
Via Bologna
Bresso (MI) - Italy

22 December 2019 - h:17.00
Paolo Bonfanti & Martino Coppo
showcase new album "Pracina Stomp"

Piazza Zanardelli
Chiari (BS) - Italy

23 December 2019 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Piper's Night
Apricale (IM) - Italy

28 December 2019 - h:21.00
Paolo Bonfani & Martino Coppo
showcase new album "Pracina Stomp"

Rebora Festival
Enoteca di Ovada e del Monferrato
Ovada (AL) - Italy

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