Isle of Klezbos Chanukah Performance
December 23 , 7:00 pm
Fun-loving powerhouse all-gal sextet ISLE of KLEZBOS, dubbed a “paradigm-shifting, brilliantly tuneful klezmer group” by New York Music Daily as well as “rapturous and rollicking” by Los Angeles Blade, has toured from Vienna to Vancouver and Tennessee to Texas. Formed in 1998, the band approaches Yiddish tradition with both playful irreverence and soulful respect, combining stellar talents (alumnae of Juilliard, Eastman, Harvard and more) to form a unique repertoire also noted for exceptional, genre-defying original compositions. As described by The New Yorker, “Isle of Klezbos tests the elasticity of the genre”: Beyond boisterous dance rambunction, mystical melodies, haunting retro tango, love-songs, lullabies, Soviet Jewish surprises, and Big Band-stylings for long-lost Yiddish pop standards, the ensemble also presents new klezmer reggae, klezmerengue and their very latest fabulous, Bronx-based klezmer boogaloo.
Rabbi Ellen Lippmann will join Isle of Klezbos in an onstage cameo to kindle the menorah (and share her enlightening words) for the Hanukah celebration.
$20 + a 2-drink or $12 food minimum, per person.
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