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SOLD OUT | David Krakauer's Klezmer Madness Reunion Concert, with special guest Socalled
Yiddish Book Center
Amherst, MA
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The Joan A. Backman Memorial Concert

This reunion concert of David Krakauer's original post-Klezmatics outfit, Klezmer Madness, features Krakauer's groundbreaking fusion of the early klezmer sounds of immigrant-era clarinetist Naftule Brandwein, the jazz influence of New Orleans clarinet great Sidney Bechet, and the funky undertones of James Brown. Klezmer Madness showcases Krakauer's soulful, boisterous clarinet on classic instrumental klezmer tunes and original compositions that merge the synagogue wail with the avant-garde jazz of 1950s and 60s New York, all driven by an incessant, rhythmic pulse that explores the affinities between klezmer dance and modern soul music. Joining the group as a featured artist on this special occasion will be Socalled - Krakauer's co-leader of the klezmer-funk supergroup Abraham Inc. - who will add digital beats and samples to the eclectic mix of Krakauer's postmodern klezmer stew.

David Krakauer, clarinet
Will Holshouser, accordion
Sheryl Bailey, guitar
Jerome Harris, bass
Michael Sarin, percussion
Socalled (Josh Dolgin), digital samples


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This event is part of Yidstock 2018: The Festival of New Yiddish Music.

YIDSTOCK 2018 is sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Tablet Magazine, and The Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation.

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Yiddish Book Center (View)
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002
United States


Music > Festivals
Music > Funk
Music > Global
Music > Jazz
Music > World

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Yidstock 2023: The Festival of New Yiddish Music
On BPT Since: Jan 20, 2015
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