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New Batch of Klezmer Releases Makes an Impressive Collection

New Jersey Jewish News Splendidezine.com – Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf!, CD Review By Theodore Defosse It’s hard to outgrow “punk”. Injustice was built into life — you’re given what you can bear, not what others can bear, so you’ll always end up with more misfortune than your neighbor, or less — and no angry kid…

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Los Angeles Times

Traditional and innovative? It must be the Klezmatics Klezmer music, like jazz, has many manifestations. For some listeners, it represents the traditional dance rhythms and sensual sounds of Eastern European wedding music. Others identify it with the first surge of klezmer revival in the early 20th century, with high-spirited rhythms and improvisations reminiscent of the…

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Time Out New York

The Klezmatics: Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf! By Sara Marcus The Klezmer revival of the 1980’s was still young when the Klezmatics exploded onto the scene, shaking up Eastern European Jewish folk with jazz and world-music influences. Seventeen years later, it’s impossible to imagine the genre without them, and despite the departure of longtime violinist Alicia…

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Cleveland Plain Dealer

World: The Klezmatics The Klezmatics:”Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf!” File under: Klezmer music with postmodern attitude. The Klezmatics take surprising turns on every track of their spirited new collection. The New York ensemble – vocalist- accordionist Lorin Sklamberg, trumpeter Frank London, fiddler Lisa Gutkin, wind player Matt Dariau, bassist-tsimble player Paul Morrissett and drummer David Licht…

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San Francisco Bay Guardian

Frequencies: Shma Yisrael By Josh Kun I am an American Jew and I have never been to Israel. When I was growing up in Los Angeles, it seemed like just about every other Jewish kid in braces I knew had taken one of those teen tours to the motherland and learned how to say “aliyah”…

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