Isle of Klezbos | Beregovski Suite - Part of JxJ (Washington Jewish Music Festival) - 5/22/19

Isle of Klezbos | Beregovski Suite - Part of JxJ (Washington Jewish Music Festival) - 5/22/19

Wednesday, May 22 2019 6pm Doors / 8pm Start
Wed May 22 2019

Isle of Klezbos | Beregovski Suite - Part of JxJ (Washington Jewish Music Festival) - 5/22/19

at City Winery Washington DC

Doors:
6pm
Starts:
8pm

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ISLE OF KLEZBOS

“Isle of Klezbos tests the elasticity of the genre” —The New Yorker

Isle of Klezbos approaches tradition with playful irreverence and deepest respect. Now celebrating two decades together, the soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-gal klezmer sextet has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Band repertoire ranges from rambunctious to entrancing: Neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies, Yiddish swing and retro tango, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking songs, re-grooved standards, and genre-defying originals.

BEREGOVSKI SUITE FEATURING ALICIA SVIGALS AND ULI GEISSENDOERFER

“Her fiddle ruled…” —The New Yorker

Twenty years ago, Alicia Svigals released her groundbreaking album Fidl, the first contemporary recording of the deep and ecstatic klezmer fiddle music which had been beloved across Jewish Eastern Europe for hundreds of years.

In 2018 she followed up Fidl with Beregovski Suite: a project with Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Uli Geissendoerfer. Together they bring to life long-lost melodies from the early 20th-century fieldwork of Moshe Beregovski, and re-imagine them for the 21st century.