KlezmerShack: “The Klezmatics / אַפיקורסים Apikorsim (Heretics)”

May 7th, 2017

The KlemerShack’s review of Apikorsim. Read the full article online here! “The generational meaning of Helen Keller’s quote could easily be applied to the Klezmatics successfully breaking and remaking the idea of what Jewish music was a generation ago, now the model for better klezmer bands everyone and no longer sounding so heretical. Be that as […]

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World Music Central: “Artist Profiles: The Klezmatics”

January 21st, 2017

The World Music Central website profiled the Klezmatics, going over the band’s full history! Read the full article online here. “In 1988, The Klezmatics were primarily playing clubs and parties in New York. Through the influence of Ben Mandelson of 3 Mustaphas 3, they were invited to play at the first annual Heimatklange Festival in […]

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PopMatters: “The 12 Best World Music Albums of 2016”

December 16th, 2016

The PopMatters staff named Apikorsim as one of their top 12 favorite world albums in 2016. Read the full article here! “Whether playing traditional material or their original numbers, they electrified audiences with a sound that was powerfully physical and deeply spiritual. A late ‘80s show I caught at the original Knitting Factory on Manhattan’s Lower […]

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Phoenix New Times: “25 Christmas and Holiday Concerts In and Around Phoenix This Month”

December 7th, 2016

The Phoenix New Times’ annual holiday listing of holiday concerts, featuring the Klezmatics! Read the full article online here.

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North Jersey: “Klezmatics celebrate 30 years of Old World music”

November 27th, 2016

An interview and profile on the Klezmatics by NorthJersey.com. Read the full article here! “‘Heretics’ also sees the Klezmatics recording for the first time as a pure sextet. There are no guest appearances or additional musicians, as on the band’s other recordings. ‘I’m really happy that it’s just the six of us,’ Morrissett said. ‘We’re […]

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Jewish Journal: “Klezmatics bringing a healthy dose of heresy on tour”

November 22nd, 2016

The Jewish Journal’s interview and feature on The Klezmatics in advance of their California tour in the winter of 2016. Read the full article online here! “For many Jews, the Yiddish word apikorsim — used as a cutting term by one Jewish denomination to describe the perceived religious deficits of another — is mostly familiar […]

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The American Jewish World: “Heretics and marching bands”

November 16th, 2016

The American Jewish World’s review of Apikorism. Read the full article here! “And so the album goes, song after song, from stately tradition to freewheeling anarchy, from heresy to orthodoxy, from old-world fiddle solos to angular contemporary arrangement, as though one necessarily follows the other, as though music can prove Helen Keller was on to something.”

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Orange County Jewish Life: “Nostalgic But New”

March 21st, 2013

Orange County Jewish Life’s profile on the Klezmatics in honor of their performance at the Merage Jewish Community Center on April 20, 2016. Read the full review here! “A powerfully diverse collaborative repertoire stands as a testament to the Klezmatics’ ability to broaden the definition of the term world music. They have made a career out […]

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Klezmatics on Conan O’Brien

January 3rd, 2012

The Klezmatics brought klezmer music to Conan on 12/19/11. Appearing in the same episode as Seth MacFarlane, and Elle Fanning. Check out the video:

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The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground Special Edition DVD is now available for the first time!

November 21st, 2011

The documentary of the Grammy-winning band, which has screened in over 70 cities in the US and abroad, is now available on a special edition DVD with bonus material not available anywhere else!

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