April 12, 2015 – Turks, Tailors and Uncle Moses

The NYC-based Metropolitan Klezmer sextet approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. The soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women’s klezmer has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Band repertoire ranges from rambunctious to entrancing: neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies,Yiddish swing & retro tango, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking songs, re-grooved standards, and genre-defying originals. Isle of Klezbos concert footage has been broadcast internationally on CBS & CNN. Klezbos bandmates were profiled by NPR’s Hey Ladies project. The band also made studio recordings of Klezbos arrangements for double platinum, Grammy-nominated Scissor Sisters, and performed at the special request of artist Kiki Smith for the dedication of her new stained glass window at the Eldridge Street Synagogue.

Program

Houdini Hora – Goldene Khasene (Golden Wedding Dance)

Taxim – Tailor’s Sher

Revery in Hijaz

Lomir Zikh Iberbetn

Unter Beymer

Szol a Kakas Mar

Medyatsiner Waltz
Taxim – Araber Tants

Miracle Melody – Cartagena Chosidl

Mayn Rue Plats

Muzikalisher Tango

Taxim – Terk in Amerike

Uncle Moses Wedding Dance

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