We are the Klezmer Rebs - Wellington New Zealand's Ethnic and European Band
Hi Klezmer Rebs supporters
Catch RNZ’s DJ Ryan who will be playing a couple of tracks from the Rebs’ CD Anarchia Total on Sound Lounge on RNZ Concert Tuesday night 14 October from around 7pm.
If you’re interested, you can listen:
- on 92.5 FM (in Wellington) 97.3FM (Gisborne) or 91.6 (New Plymouth), OR check your local frequency for Concert FM
- online by going to RNZ’s home page http://www.radionz.co.nz/concert and clicking on the Listen Live link at the top of the screen.
- on Freeview Channel 51
The Klezmer Rebs ethnic music band are coming to Wanganui to perform at the
- Festival of Cultures, Majestic Square on 18 October (12.50 and 2.30pm)
and also at the
- Savage Club Rooms, 65 Drews Ave on 17 October at 8pm (doors open 7pm, $10)
Come along in the Square on Saturday 18/10 during the Cultures Festival and/or catch a full concert for just $10 at Savage Club Rooms on Friday 17/10. Guaranteed to get your tuchases shaking.
here’s a link to some of the fotos from the Plimmerton Mid-Winter Knees up gig. thanks to John Reader for the fotos.
The Rebs play a free lunchtime concert at Old St Paul’s 34 Mulgrave St, Wellington on Tuesday 1 July from 12.15 – 1pm.
This is our third appearance at this beautiful venue.
Our programme of music will feature different styles of Yiddish language klezmer music, some klezmer instrumentals, along with a smattering of other styles and a few original compositions. Songs may include:
Yiddish songs, Boxerboym, Ershte vals, Tans Tans Yiddelekh, Di Goldene Pave, Dem Ganefs Yikhes
Tango a tango flavoured Yiddish song or two
Instrumental Flatbush waltz, Josh’s song/Odessa bulgar, Leibdik un freilich, Minor Swing
Originals Anarchia Total, Kumt Kumt Khaverim
We hope you enjoy the lively noodlings of the Klezmer Rebs. A truly ‘religious’ experience.
Plimmerton Mid-Winter “Knees Up” Saturday
21st June 8.00pm – 11.30pm
Dance to music by the Klezmer Rebs
Sorry – SOLD OUT
Feline frenzy? Cat got your tush?
The Klezmer Rebs go all fluffy at Meow (the cafe)
The Klezmer Rebs present
A journey through klezmer music from the old country to modern klezmer fusion
Over 2 hours the Rebs will play story songs from the old country, socialist and partisan anthems, Roma jazz, Yiddish/American swing, and modern klezmer fusion. There will be sadness, dancing, and songs of revolution and Anarchia total with the Rebs 8 piece band featuring clarinettist Urs Signer.
Where: Meow (the café) 9 Edward Street, Wellington Thursday 8 May
When: 8pm doors open (or come for dinner first!) 9pm first of 2 sets by Klezmer Rebs
How much: $7 door charge
Its official. Victoria University Continuing Education is offering a course in Klezmer Music, titled “A Journey Through Jewish Klezmer Music: From the ‘Old Country’ to modern Klezmer fusion” led by yours truly (Reb David) with help from the other Rebs.
The 6 week course on Tuesday evenings from 1 April (no fooling!) will look at Klezmer music from historical, cultural, linguistic and musical perspectives. It includes lecture presentations, audio recordings and live performance demonstrations. A Klezmer Rebs CD is included in the course fee.
Click below for more info and to register.