The Klezmatics (USA)
Sunday 12th March, 7.30pm
Kulturforum (no seating!)
The superstars of the Klezmer universe celebrate their thirtieth anniversary
The Klezmatics – the band that changed the course of Jewish music history, the only Jewish music group to win a Grammy Award – celebrate their 30th anniversary! 30 years of transforming the Yiddish and klezmer world. 30 years of “heretical” behavior, of questioning, of going against accepted beliefs and dissenting from established dogma.
From the beginning of their career, The Klezmatics have demonstrated that Yiddish music does not have to be nostalgic, schmaltzy, or kitsch; that Jewish Klezmer is Eastern European party music and a vital part of the spectrum of world dance music and culture. Now, approaching their fourth decade together, the Klezmatics continue their redefinition of Yiddish music with their new recording, Apikorsim.
Lorin Sklamberg vocals, accordion, guitar, piano
Lisa Gutkin violin, vocals
Frank London trumpet, piano
Matt Darriau clarinet, saxophone, kaval
Paul Morrissett bass, tsimbl
Richie Barshay percussion