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Beyond the Pale, Princeton, NJ, 17 June 2009

Beyond the PaleBeyond the Pale

Wed, June 17, 8pm
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts
102 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ

Visit the Arts Council's website for ticketing information or call 609-924-8777.
Critically-acclaimed and award-winning, Toronto’s Beyond the Pale is one of the most exciting ensembles in the Canadian folk, roots, and world music scenes. Their explosive acoustic sound is inspired by a wide range of cross-cultural influences, from European folk styles (Klezmer, Balkan, Gypsy, Romanian) to contemporary and North American styles (bluegrass, jazz, reggae, funk, and more). They are known for their instrumental virtuosity, infectious energy, and unique repertoire featuring both original compositions and inventive arrangements of traditional material. With spectacularly dynamic and exuberant live performances, Beyond the Pale’s unique genre-defying sound has delighted audiences of all kinds at major music festivals, concert theatres, and clubs across Canada and the US.

Beyond the Pale's most recent CD release "Consensus", an exciting and wideranging live set of all-new material, has met wide critical acclaim and received honours from the 2005 Canadian Folk Music Awards, 2005 Toronto Independent Music Awards, and Ontario Council of Folk Festivals 2005 songwriting Competition. Their debut CD "Routes" also received rave reviews from across the globe and was nominated "Best World Music Album" at the 2002 Canadian Independent Music Awards. Their recordings are heard regularly on folk and world music radio across North America and they have been featured in a number of national live concert broadcasts on CBC Radio. The group is now beginning work on their third CD, to be released fall 2006.

Beyond the Pale features Eric Stein (mandolin), Martin van de Ven (clarinet), Milos Popovic (accordion), Bogdan Djukic (violin, percussion), Aleksandar Gajic (violin), and Bret Higgins (bass). They are frequently joined by reedman Alex Kontorovich and guest vocalists Josh "SoCalled" Dolgin, Dave Wall, and others

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