Klezmer Rebs at Late Lounge, Dowse Art Museum, Thursday 2 February 7-8.30 pm

Enjoy authentic klezmer music and check out the exhibitions at the beautiful Dowse Art Museum for their first “Late Lounge” music event for 2012.

The Klezmer Rebs will perform for 90 minutes our own version of  klezmer music, world/folk music born out of the Yiddish/Jewish culture of eastern Europe.  Relax on a bean bag, pull up a chair or get dancing – all galleries, cafe, shop and cash bar open until 9pm.

Now in our 10th year, the Wellington-based Klezmer Rebs ethnic/European world music band have released their latest CD Anarchia Total (on Ode Records) and will be playing from it as well as two previous CDs Just add shmaltz and Live at the 2005 Wellington Folk Festival.

For the Dowse’s Late Lounge show the Rebs klezmer curators will take the audience on a chronological tour through klezmer history beginning with earlier folky forms of eastern European ‘shtetl’ wedding tunes and dances, to Warsaw ghetto and Yiddish partisan anthems, through to klezmer’s fusion with American jazz and swing, the klezmer 1980s revival and up to the modern day world klezmer genres.

So come along and discover it for yourself

Thursday 7pm at the Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt.  Koha admission.