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Davka: Davka Live

Read "Davka Live" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The quotes of Jewish wisdom (or mundane stupidity) that appear as part of the liner notes for Tzadik's Radical Jewish Culture series rarely have any connection to the fine music that Tzadik has to offer. However, the quote from writer and commentator Henry Louis Mencken, dated more than one hundred years ago, really gives an insight into the music of the Bay Area neo-klezmer band Davka: “the bull-fiddle players were solemn men who played the notes set before them, however ...


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