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KXCI 30th Anniversary Event: KXCI Presents The Klezmatics

December 5, 2013 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Since their emergence more than 25 years ago, the Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music, made aesthetically, politically and musically interesting recordings, inspired future generations, created a large body of work that is enduring, and helped to change the face of contemporary Yiddish culture. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the Klezmatics have led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form.

They have performed in more than 20 countries and released 10 albums to date—most recently the two-CD Live at Town Hall, recorded in their home base of New York and released in celebration of the band’s silver anniversary. On their Grammy-winning 2006 album Wonder Wheel, the Klezmatics set a dozen previously unsung Woody Guthrie lyrics to music, widening their stylistic base by largely diverging from klezmer. They have also recently served as the subject of a feature-length documentary film, The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground.

Details

Date:
December 5, 2013
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Website:
http://foxtucson.com

Venue

Fox Tucson Theatre
17 West Congress St
Tucson, AZ 85701 United States
Phone:
(520) 547-3040

Organizer

Fox Tucson Theatre
Phone:
520-547-3040
Website:
http://www.foxtucsontheatre.org/mainhome.php