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Gypsy (Roma) & Jewish Music Jamboree, NYC, July 6

Vessels of Song Festival
July 5-6 and July 8-10

Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street
between West 4th and Bleecker Sts, Greenwich Village 1,9 Subway to Sheridan Square; A, C, E, B, D, F to West 4th St.
Greenwich Village, NY 10014

Wednesday July 6, 8:30pm Gypsy (Roma) & Jewish Music Jamboree
featuring members of Romashka, Village Klezmer, Max & Minka
(Jeff Perlman, clarinet & saxophone; Jake Shulman-Ment, violin; Jeanette Lewicki, accordion; Ron Caswell, tuba; Timothy Quigley, drums & percussion; plus special guests)

All shows are $10, get a 3 shows discount card: $25

Tel: 212-989-9319 / Fax: 212-243-4207
Web: corneliastreetcafe.com

The last few years there's been a surge of interest in the traditional music of Eastern Europe. Cornelia St. Cafe is celebrating all the different ways in which Klezmer and Gypsy traditions have worked themselves into the contemporary NYC music scene. The week-long festival includes Margot Leverett and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, showing that the blend of Shtetl Klezmer and Down Home Bluegrass is smoother than you would imagine; Jeff Perelman with members of Romashka, Village Klezmer and Max & Minka, drawing upon their own travels throughout the former Soviet bloc to bring you infectious Eastern European Klezmer music, Gypsy (Rom) music, Balkan music and more; Jay Vilnai's Vampire Suit, exploring the interconnections of Balkan music, Middle- Eastern grooves and improvisation; and Susan Watts, the youngest generation of an exciting klezmer dynasty that reaches back to the Jewish Ukraine of the 19th century, bringing a rich repertoire of many original songs written for weddings, family members and joyous occasions.

These musicians have been bringing their infectious Eastern European grooves to weddings, cafes and dance clubs around NYC. Drawing upon their own travels throughout the former Soviet bloc, their performance will feature Klezmer music, Gypsy (Rom) music, Balkan music and an exploration of the common ground in between.

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