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Sonia's Band Mazeltov, Montreal, Canada, Jul 23, 2008

Sonia's Band Mazeltov
Wednesday, July 23rd, 9pm
Casa del Popolo
4873 boul. St-Laurent, Montreal
phone: 514.284.3804

$10 entry at the door ($8 in advance, for presale contact: 514-585-1504)

Sonia's Band Mazeltov presents: UP-AND-COMING YIDDISH CABARET

Following its recent success at Klezkanada Festival and a number of venues in the heart of Montreal's trendy Mile-End quarter, Sonia's Band Mazeltov is taking its unique cabaret project further! The band will be performing its innovative Yiddish Cabaret with a multicultural twist at the cozy Beth Ora Synagogue on Wednesday, July 16th and at the well-respected Casa del Popolo on Wednesday, July 23rd.

An innovative form of cabaret which combines Yiddish and Hebrew chansons with klezmer music and original poetry as well as songs in French and Russian. The elegant concerts present the gusto and verve of traditional Yiddish cabaret, or kleynkunst (literally, "the intimate art") in a performance experience which leaves no audience untouched.

Sonia Falkovitch grew up in Moscow and in Berlin and has lived in Montreal since the age of 20. Since childhood her passion has been Yiddish chanson. Sonia is also an accomplished actress, and has appeared in numerous productions in Montreal including the Russian-language production Franzuzkie Strasti and collaborations with Theater "O!". She also hosted the popular cultural programme "Russian Hour" on Global Channel from 2003-2004.

Sonia will be joined by Montreal's most vibrant klezmer musicians: Ellen Gibling on harp, Isak Goldschneider on clarinet, Tim Walsh on mandolin/double bass as well as Gypsy king Sergiu Popa on accordion.

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