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Flying Bulgars & Shtreiml, Montreal, Oct 24

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Toronto's own the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band meet up with the self-styled New Generation klezmer band from Montreal—Shtreiml—for what should be a super Yiddish and cross-cultural blowout.

24 octobre 19h30
El Salon (newest hall run by the Casa del Popolo/Sala Rossa team)
4388 St-Laurent Blvd
Prix: 18$ en pré - vente ou $20 à la porte
info: 284-0122

Tickets available at:
Casa Del Popolo: 4873 St-Laurent Blvd; 284-0122
McGill Hillel House: 845-9171
Rodal's Book Store: 733-1876

Just as the classic Klezmer (the word means itinerant musician) of the nineteen twenties mixed everything they knew and heard to make their music, so the members of The Flying Bulgars bring their own broad musical experience to the band in its 21st century configuration. Leader, main composer and founder David Buchbinder (trumpet, flugelhorn) has studied with some of the most accomplished jazzmen around while breaking out as a composer of film and concert music. Daniel Barnes’ (drums) credits include Joe Sealey’s Juno award winning Africville Suite and touring with Ethiopian diva Aster Aweke. Bob Stevenson, (clarinet, bass clarinet) specializes in jazz and new music: Arraymusic and Hemisperes, and the 20 piece Klezmer Ashkenaz Orchestra. Victor Bateman (bass) re-joins the band after an extended absence. He is well known for his work with an almost infinite variety of jazz, folk, world and pop artists. Vocals are by Toronto uber-pop songstress Yvonne Tollar who lists Northern European avant jazzers and deep soul stylists among her varied influences. Finally there is a rising young star in Greg de Denus (piano) who can often be found leading jams at Toronto’s famed REX club.

“original…haunting… off-kilter…pungent…” Robert Everett-Green, Globe & Mail

If you’ve ever wandered around Montreal’s Mile End enclave you may have noticed Chassidic men making their way to schul with great big furry hats on: those are Shtreiml. So Shtreiml, New Generation Klezmer band, from Montreal. It features a blend of klezmer, gypsy, and blues giving their music a young, rootsy sound. Featured are Jason Rosenblatt (harmonica), Ariel Harrod (bass), Josh Dolgin aka SoCalled (accordion, beats) and Thierry Arsenault (drums).

Twenty-first century klezmer - true to the music's global roots and in tune with today's world !

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