30 January 2013
Klezmer Podcast 99- Heather Klein. There is a growing number of Yiddish singers around the world these days, but there are only a handful performing Yiddish Art Song. Heather Klein is among this small circle of performers, and from listening to her new album, Heather Klein’s Inextinguishable Trio presents: Shifreles Portret: A Yiddish Art Song Project, you are drawn into this world of Yiddish poetry set to music. Klein’s soprano voice gives life to these songs and the arrangements are perfectly matched to her style and interpretation. We hear In Torbe Funem Vind from the album. English translations are provided on the disc and from her website. This interview was recorded on 5 December 2012.
Run time: 27:55.
Klezmer Podcast 98- Bubbeleh. By an act of random coincidence I found myself at a performance of Bubbeleh, a wonderful Los Angeles- based band. They perform a good deal of original material, making the band sound fresh and exciting. I met up with band member Max Kutner after the show, and had a conversation outside on the sidewalk. We hear a track I recorded from their show. Also, be sure to check out their EP. They plan to release a full album soon, and I can’t wait to hear it.
Run time: 14:06
Klezmer Podcast 97- Klezwoods. There are many bands sprouting up around Boston these days, and Klezwoods has been bringing their own style to the scene for a few years now. I sat down to visit with Sam Dechenne to get an idea of what is happening with the band. We also hear the track Egypt Trip from their latest album The 30th Meridian From Cairo To St. Petersburg With Love.
Run time: 26:02
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