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Oslo Jazz Festival 2018

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Oslo Jazz Festival
Oslo, Norway
August 15-17, 2018

Introduction The Norwegian capital Oslo bills itself as a festival city and, with around a thousand concerts each year, claims that it has the most concerts per inhabitant of any city in Europe. Included among those are the 70 plus events which made ...

The Klezmatics: Live at Town Hall

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La pubblicazione di questo doppio album dal vivo collima con le celebrazioni per i venticinque anni di attività (e almeno altrettanti dischi) dei Klezmatics, nell'occasione (era il 5 marzo 2006) attorniati da una moltitudine di ospiti, anche molto prestigiosi (uno su tutti: David Krakauer). Il risultato è decisamente enciclopedico, con tutti i pro e anche qualche contro che ...

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David Krakauer releases Pruflas: The Book of Angels Vol. 18 Music by John Zorn on Tzadik Records

David Krakauer releases Pruflas: The Book of Angels Vol. 18 Music by John Zorn on Tzadik Records

Clarinetist David Krakauer, praised internationally for his astounding ability to play in a myriad of music genres with “prodigious chops” (The New Yorker) and “soulfulness and electrifying showiness” (The New York Times), has recorded for the Tzadik label a collection of tunes selected especially for him to play by John Zorn from his milestone work, The ...

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Clearwater Festival 2012 Line-Up

Clearwater's 2012 Great Hudson River Revival, also known as the Clearwater Festival, the country’s oldest music and environmental festival, will be held on June 16 and 17 this year. Over the weekend, hundreds of musical artists will appear at the beautiful Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY to perform on 7 bio-diesel and solar powered stages. ...

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Singer Susan McKeown Finds Melody in Melancholy "Singing in the Dark"

A Voice in the Night, A Light in the Wilderness: Singer Susan McKeown Finds Melody in Melancholy on Singing in the Dark Singer Susan McKeown has met the mad king forced to dwell with the birds in the treetops, and the witchy women and crazy ladies tearing through the night. Longing to counterbalance the persistent stigma of mental ...

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The Klezmatics

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Teatro del mare - Riccione - 26.1.2008 [per leggere la recensione del concerto di Firenze clicca qui] Se c'è un nome riconosciuto su scala globale come alfiere e icona della riscoperta e del rinnovamento del patrimonio musicale yiddish, questo è sicuramente quello dei Klezmatics. Dopo aver ripercorso in lungo e in largo e riaggiornato la musica klezmer, negli ultimi anni ...

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The Klezmatics

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Auditorium FLOG - Firenze - 23.01.2008 [per leggere la recensione del concerto di Riccione clicca qui] Ritorno a Firenze dopo 14 anni (ma la scorsa estate erano passati dalla provincia, per il festival dei Busker di Pelago) per i Klezmatic, assoluti protagonisti del revival che la musica yiddish ha avuto a partire dai primi anni ’90. Era novembre del 1994 ...

The Klezmatics: Brother Moses Smote The Water

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On its first live disc this alt-klezmer band chooses to celebrate the theme of liberation from bondage, but not only in the strict Jewish context or heritage, usually focused around the Passover and the story of Exodus, the liberation from slavery in Egypt. The Klezmatics, together with black Jewish gospel singer Joshua Nelson, find inspiration in ...