A burgeoning Jewish scene in Moscow
A few days ago I added information about the Russian Klezmer mailing list to this blog, and to the KlezCalendar. Anna Anna Smirnitkaya writes back a few words:
Thank you also from our Moscow bands - this will be encouraging for them, as I hope.
Actually, now as I see, an intensification of Klezmer& Yiddish life here is beginning. I have seen the people who came to Klezmerfest in cultural center "DOM" in October - they were so excited :) It's nothing compared to what was here 2 years ago, when nobody knew such a music. Also there is one new CD released by the ensemble "Dona" (www.dona-dona.ru) and as far as I know, two others CDs of other Moscow artists are being prepared, and will be published in January.
Our band also tries to make something good, we are in the recording process, but it's a long time to finish. I hope I will translate our little web-page, www.partizaner.ru, in English, and then tell you.
You get some idea of why we were so excited to bring a bunch of folks from all over the former Soviet Union to KlezKanada this year! [ari]