Brother Moses Smote the Water

Brother Moses Smote the Water, the Klezmatics first-ever live CD, documents the band’s critically-acclaimed 2004 open-air shows at Berlin’s Heimatklange festival and their collaboration with the extraordinary African-American Jewish gospel singer Joshua Nelson and jazz vocalist/organist Kathryn Farmer. This cross-cultural celebration of freedom songs from the Passover and black spiritual traditions also includes rocking versions of favorite Klezmatics anthems and, as an added treat, a bonus video clip from the show.

(Piranha, 2004)

Reviews

“One spiritual transformation after another… makes being black and Jewish seem as obvious and natural as matzo”
- The Village Voice, NY

“A moving summit of African-American, Jewish workers’, spiritual and festive songs.”
- Berliner Morgenpost