Klezmer concerts and other Jewish music
Shtetl Band Amsterdam is available for international tours and for performances at just one festival, stage or venue.
ROOTS AND SHOOTS / new concert program / with guest Christian Dawid, clarinet & vocals
The new concert program Roots and Shoots goes back to the early days of klezmer music. Beautiful traditional tunes are combined with many new compositions in village-klezmer style. Gregor Schaefer wrote a khosidl (slow men's dance) in honor of the Bagel and a tribute to the Anne Frank Tree in Amsterdam. A special suite of ancient melodies is Beregovski meets Kiselgof: an ode to these pioneering klezmer musicologists, who passed on a treasure of Jewish music to younger generations.
Together, the musicians of Shtetl Band Amsterdam play an impressive araay of instruments, such as violin, tsvey strunes fiddle, bassetl, mandura, clarinet and poyk (percussion).
Guest soloist (clarinet and vocals): Christian Dawid
After a long and successfull collaboration of Shtetl Band Amsterdam with master clarinet player Christian Dawid the musical love affair is far from being over yet. Dawid is one of the most prominent klezmer clarinetists in this day and age. His intense and compelling sound is a gorgeous enhancement of Shtel Band Amsterdam's approach. The new element in this program is that he will also be featured as a performer of lesser-known Yiddish songs.
"An incredibly expressive clarinet player" - klezmershack.com
"World class clarinettist with a magical lyrical phrasing" - Jüdische Allgemeine, Berlin
The accompanying CD Roots and Shoots has been released internationally, in May 2015.
PREVIOUS CONCERT PROGRAMSIn previous concert seasons Shtetl Band Amsterdam performed these programs:
- The Klezmer Village - Roots Klezmer concert with clarinetist Christian Dawid
- Shura & Shtetl - concert with singer Shura Lipovsky
- KlezmerNL - concert with singer Lucette van den Berg
- The Bride's Waltz - Village Klezmer concert