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The Klezmatics


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New York, United States (1986 – present)

The Klezmatics are an American band based in New York City.

Formed in New York’s East Village in 1986, the band plays an updated form of the music, mixing it with other musical traditions, singing in English and Yiddish. They have also participated in cross-cultural collaborations, most notably with the Palestinian musician Simon Shaheen.


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  • bezbahv

    Был на благотворительном концерте этой группы в прошлом году и был просто в восторге. Даже с престарелой мамой, которая ещё и понимает идиш, приобрели альбом с 2 СД дисками Live at town hall, который теперь слушаю снова и снова (всё-таки праздник). Жаль, что и моё здоровье всё хуже: здоровее и моложе уже и я со временем не стою. Да ещё и война идёт. Купить что-то мне очень тяжело. Интернетом пользуюсь самым дешёвым, а музыку стараюсь вообще слушать на МР3 плеере, у которого уже 3-я пара наушников ( 2 другие "сгнили" от времени). Очень хотелось бы получить возможность накачать туда бесплатно этой великолепной музыки на таком родном, но не совсем поятном языке, и заслушиваться!.

    4 Feb 1:35pm Reply
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  • TBurtonTMD

    Any LA Klezmatics fans? They're perfomring this holiday season @ Walt Disney a huge fan and LA Phil worker bee, I am so there. If you're in town, check it out!

    17 Dec 2011 Reply
  • AngelicaSathin

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  • EngelClaire


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  • I-ray

    surprised this band doesn't have more listeners, they even won a grammy and everything

    29 Mar 2011 Reply
  • dkavende

    @mansko: the songs on Wonder Wheel were written by Woodie Guthrie, which would certainly explain the folksiness. Their other albums are a lot more klezmer.

    8 Oct 2010 Reply
  • ma-ka-pa

    part2: ikh bin a ben-melekh, vil im tsu mir presn; reysn mir di troybn op, hobn mir tsu esn. Nemen kreyen hendelekh, murmlt er mir "sholem"; geyt avek dos yingele, blayb ikh vi in kholem. Loyfn shnel di nekhtelekh, vert a gantser khoydesh; un dos sheyne Moyshele ken shoyn loshn koydesh...

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • ma-ka-pa

    dumeineguete here they are: part 1: Bin ikh mir a lererl knel ikh loshn-koydesh; kumt tsu mir a Moyshele lernen oyfn khoydesh. Vi di zun nemt untergeyn kumt er shoyn tsu loyfn; taytsh ikh loshen-koydesh im oyfn neyem oyfn. "Rosh" fartaytsh ikh Moyshelen, gletndik zayn kepl; fregt er vos "tapuakh" izm gib ikh im an epl. Heyb ikh on mit Moyshelen Shir-a-shirim zign, heybn undz di hertser on hastiker tsu shlogn. Yedes vort derkler ikh im, vil nisht iberhipn; kumt tsu "yishokeyni" tsu, kush ikh zayne lipn. Kumt tzu "tekhabkeyni" tsu, makh ikh nisht ckeyn shies; kh'nem arum dos yingele, haldz ikh es un tsi es. Redt er "lekho doydi" oys, kum mit mir mayn shenster! Fir ikh im in gertele hinter mayne fenster. Blien dortn blimelekh, reytsn dortn troybn; un in luftn flaten pukhik-vayse toybn. Freg ikh: "Hartsik yingele, volstu oykh gefloygn? Vi di zise taybele zenen daynen oygn." Zitsn mir in gertele lange, libe shtundn; vern shir-a-shirimdik hertser tsvey farbundn;

    12 Sep 2010 Reply
  • mansko

    hey, i have "wonder wheel" and it does sound more folk than klezmer (no fast beat, no typical yiddish harmony etc.) -- which is uncool.. Are all klezmatics records similar? or did i just pick the folk one?

    15 Aug 2010 Reply
  • rozakliga

    This is wonderful music. Some of it makes me shiver. And 'Rhythm and Jews' is a great album title!

    13 Jun 2010 Reply
  • im_santa_clause

    my parents listened to this a lot when i was small (: ..i like<3.

    20 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Auguscik


    26 Dec 2009 Reply
  • khanele

    Hard not to love these guys.

    13 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Izgrejala

    Very talented! :)

    31 Aug 2009 Reply
  • oner2

    ganz einfach: einfach schön!

    15 Apr 2009 Reply
  • kaiserzeitgeist

    Jewjy Frewts

    30 Mar 2009 Reply
  • schaude

    ein traum! auch solo auf der bühne ist lorin sklamberg 'ne wucht - einfach wunderschön gesungene, vorgetragene, tolle musik!

    7 Mar 2009 Reply
  • distelvogel

    just came from their live performance. They are amazing! :D

    6 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Atze2606

    rockt wie sau

    25 Jan 2009 Reply
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