Sasha Lurje & Litvakus: Goyfriend, Montreal, CA, 19 Jan 2017
Sasha Lurje & Litvakus: Goyfriend
Thu, Jan 19, 2017, 7-10pm
École de musique Vincent-d'Indy
628, chemin de la Côte-Sainte-Catherine,
Outremont, Quebec H2V 2C5, Canada
Tickets online or call 514-573-3613
A unique collaboration between a new york-based klezmer band Litvakus (originally from Belarus) and a Berlin-based singer Sasha Lurje, who is well-known in Mtl due to her association with Klezkanada.
Goyfriend (druG-Goy) is a new program featuring one of the most sought after voices in klezmer music and critically acclaimed Litvakus, a band known for its raw, "rootsy" and energetic performance of Jewish music.This program offers for the first time to western audiences a chance not only to hear rare northern European Jewish music, but more importantly the context in which that music was created. The brainchild of Latvian native, Lurje and Belarussian Zisl Slepovitch - Litvakus’ bandleader, and an accomplished composer, clarinetist and ethno-musicologist, and is based on their extensive research and field recordings in their native countries and the surrounding area.