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Amsterdam Klezmer Band

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Amsterdam, Netherlands (1996 – present)

Amsterdam Klezmer Band performs Eastern European Jewish music, influenced by Gypsy and Balkan music.

Since its foundation in 1996 by saxophone player Job Chajes, the band has evolved rapidly. In no time the band became famous in Amsterdam for its many vibrant performances on the streets, in the parks and in the pubs. Soon the rest of The Netherlands followed: the band performed at the Oerol Festival in 1999, 2000 and 2001 to great acclaim and was invited to the Noorderslagfestival in January 2001 (the media describing their performance as ‘the great surprise of the festival’), followed by the Lowlands Festival in August 2001. During the same period the band toured in Slovenia, Switzerland and Italy and completed three successful tours of Turkey.

The third CD of Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Limonchiki, was released on the New York label Knitting Factory label and the band had a grand tour of the Dutch club scene in the autumn of 2001, with as its highpoint the presentation of Limonchiki in Paradiso, Amsterdam .

In September 2003 the cd Katakofti was released. It’s the result of a collaborative effort of Amsterdam Klezmer Band and the Galata Gypsy Band from Turkey . The cd was released on the Turkish world music label Kalan Records.

In january 2005 the new cd Son (Russian for ‘dream’) is released, containing a veritable treasure-trove of new Amsterdam Klezmer and Balkan music.

Nowadays only part of Amsterdam Klezmer Band repertory consists of traditionals from the and traditions.

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  • trueNiGEL

    Come to Russia comrades ).

    30 Oct 2014 Reply
  • psycho-ben

    Hört sich geil an! :)

    7 May 2014 Reply
  • tele-sebastian

    Dissapointed by their new album...

    27 Mar 2014 Reply
  • OllRud

    funtastic guys!

    29 Jan 2014 Reply
  • roscoebotte

    Я думаю их дискографию на rutracker

    11 Nov 2013 Reply
  • gurgel69

    Всем пламенный привет. Подскажите где можно скачать минусовку песни Сон. Замечательная песня, хочу каждый день петь её в машине. Благодарствую.

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • javitramp

    Vengan a Argentina :(

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • vicle

    Sadagora Hot Dub

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
  • wakus

    Look at my some fresh bootleg videos from Sziget on Youtube: Amsterdam Klezmer Band http://www.youtube.com/user/woopiedopie. It was so damn fucking performance! Also new song - Bigudi. Really awesome.

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Targetlive

    The incredible Amsterdam Klezmer Band will play on Friday at Bridlington's Musicport Festival, which runs from the 4th-6th of November. More info here: http://www.musicportfestival.com/festival-info/2011.html Musicport was established in 2000 to promote live music and music education in Whitby and the surrounding area with its primary event being Musicport World Music Festival each autumn. Over the last eight years the festival has grown year on year and has established itself as a prestigious event in the festival calendar attracting major names such as Rachid Taha, The Buena Vista Social Club presents Cachaito Lopez etc, Toumani Diabate, Levellers,Misty In Roots, Courtney Pine, Talvin Singh, Richard Hawley, Chumbawamba, Altan, Rolf Harris, Mory Kante, Osibisa, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, & Los De Abajo.

    13 Sep 2011 Reply
  • wakus

    Fantastic concert in Sziget!!! Thank you. You were the best at Sziget :)

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • galechik91

    ты за ра за, снова не пришла, говоришь шо очень неотложные дела [2]

    22 Oct 2010 Reply
  • LucifericLumber

    the shouter would have been really embarresed, I thought

    30 Aug 2010 Reply
  • gorrn

    Someone seems to have a very strange sense of humour...

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
  • scholes88

    The translation is definitely right @lowdisco. But I just can't imagine that this is what's meant with it.

    1 Jun 2010 Reply
  • lowdisco

    LucifericLumber suggested you shout "Horoshy zhid - myortvi zhid!" at one of the concerts. I think it would be a good idea if he explains what that means because I find it confusing. As far as I can tell it's the phonetic version of Хорошы жид мёртвы жид, which google translate tells me means something along the lines of "the only good jew is a dead jew". Is that really what that means? I'm no fan of internet censorship, but if I was moderating this page I would remove that kind of stuff. Or perhaps I'm just mistranslating this, in which case - never mind!

    26 Apr 2010 Reply
  • gysgewys

    @adamklezmer it is...

    4 Apr 2010 Reply
  • gysgewys

    If you like the Amsterdam Klezmer Band you can follow their Twitter stream: @akb_nl

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
  • AmarilloHoja

    Лимоооончикии!!! xD

    6 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Lilbeats

    Бест!

    29 Aug 2009 Reply
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