Shtetl Band Amsterdam is a klezmer band from the Netherlands, playing Village Klezmer.
What is Village Klezmer?
The klezmer sound produced by large ensembles with many wind players is well-known. But for centuries a different klezmer sound predominated in Eastern Europan Jewish folk music. It was a small-town, small-band sound. Having the violin's melody as its basis, this group sound is mild, rich and nuanced. Groups and musicians like Budowitz, Di Naye Kapelye, Alicia Svigals and Veretski Pass have brought this older sound back into its own place in the klezmer spectrum, and now place it on the concert stage. In its short life Shtetl Band Amsterdam has also become an inspired and much in-demand exponent of this Village Klezmer style.
"KLEZMER MUSIC IN ITS PUREST FORM"
NIW, Dutch Jewish weekly magazine
The authentic klezmer melodies get a fresh sound in our line-up with two violins, accordion, bassetl and small drums.
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