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Yiddish Summer Weimar world-premiere, Krakow, Poland, July 2, 2008

World-Premiere Concert of “The Other Europeans” project, with Kalman Balogh (director of the Roma band, cimbalom, Budapest), Alan Bern (project director, director of the Yiddish band, piano/accordion, Berlin) Dan Blacksberg (trombone), Paul Brody (trumpet, Berlin), Marin Bunea (violin, Chisinau), Christian Dawid (clarinet, Berlin), Matt Darriau (flute, Brooklyn), Csaba Novak (bass, Budapest) Petar Ralchev (accordion, Plovdiv), Stas Rayko (violin, Hamburg), Adrian Recean (clarinet, Paris), Mark Rubin (tuba, Austin), Guy Schalom (drums, London), Adam Stinga (trumpet, Chisinau).

In London, Berlin, Paris, and other centers of “world music” today, mixtures of klezmer, Roma, and Balkan musics are hot in the dance clubs. Does a deeper relationship exist among these musics, or is this just the latest pop music trend? “The Other Europeans,” created and directed by Alan Bern, sets out to explore the common roots of Yiddish and Roma music in Moldavia, Wallachia, and as far as Istanbul in the early 20th century. The project brings together 14 internationally renowned musicians to create two new bands – one Yiddish and one Roma. A two-year project, in 2008, the two bands will choose a common Moldo-Wallachian repertoire but play separately, focusing on what makes Yiddish and Roma styles unique from each other.

K r a k o w
(Tempel Synagogue,
ul. Miodowa 24)
July, 2nd 2008, 10 pm

The Other Europeans: Yiddish and Roma Project

On July 2, Krakow audiences will be the first to hear the exciting results of this process in a double concert featuring both bands. In the following year, the two bands will join forces and create new music combining both styles and going beyond the traditional repertoire, presenting the results in the summer of 2009.

Don't miss the fireworks at the world premier concert of The Other Europeans!

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