We are the Klezmer Rebs - Wellington New Zealand's Ethnic and European Band
About Yale Strom Violinist, composer, filmmaker, writer, photographer and playwright Yale Strom was a pioneer among revivalists in conducting extensive field research in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans among the Jewish and Rom communities. Since he began his first band in 1981, Strom has been composing his own New Jewish music, which combines klezmer with Chasidic nigunim, Roma, jazz, classical, Balkan and Sephardic motifs. He is accompanied by Elizabeth Schwartz, celebrated for her soulful, passionate and penetrating vocals. She has drawn numerous comparisons to both Edith Piaf and Maria Tanase. From her many appearances with Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi and as a solo artist, Schwartz has built a loyal following among fans, critics and collaborators.
About the Klezmer Workshop Yale says: “The workshop will include working on ornamentation and improvisation. We will work on 2-4 different tunes. And what I often do is offer to those students who take the workshop to join on stage to play with us that tune we worked on in the workshop. Elizabeth will work on pronunciation, improv and style/timbre for singing Yiddish songs.” Workshop runs 4 – 6pm on Thursday 18 December
Tickets $30. Bookings are essential! Please contact Sue Esterman on firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 027 474 2860
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