Klezmer Rebs

Festival of Cultures, Palmerston North fotos

The Rebs are now resting after a busy period which included 2 weddings, one funeral and 3 festival concerts in the last fortnight! Whew!

http://jackmckenziephotography.com/klezmer-rebs-online-version

Jack McKenzie took some mighty nice snaps of the Rebs at our Friday night concert, which was a hummer! Thanks Jack.

 

Rocking weddings

The vibe at the Rothman-Gibson wedding yesterday was amazing.  Reb Dave caught the action in a snap from the stage while he was singing –

Dancing at the Rothman-Gibson Wedding

Di Mezinke Oysgegebn

Hekher besser,
Di rod, di rod makht gresser,
Groys hot mikh Got gemakht
Glik hot er mir gebrakht
Hulyet kinder a gantse nakht –
Di mezinke oysgegebn.
Dance higher, better,
Make larger the dance ring,
God has made me great,
Has brought me good fortune:
So party people all night long,
The youngest daughter is wed!
Shtarker, freylakh,
Du di malke, ikh der melekh
Ay ay ay, ikh aleyn
Hob mit mayne oygn gezeyn
Vi Got iz mir matsliah geven –
Di mezinke oysgegebn.
With more might, joyful!
Tonight you are the queen and I the king,
Indeed I myself
Have seen with my own eyes,
How God has given me a bounty;
The youngest daughter is wed!
Itsik shpitsik
Vos shvaygstu mitn shmitshik
Oyf di klezmer gib a geshrey
Tsu shpiln zey tsu shlofn zey
Raysst di strines ale oyf tsvey –
Di mezinke oysgegebn.
Itsik, you pointy headed one,
Why are you so gentle with your bow?
Yell at your musicians,
Are they playing or sleeping?!
Tear those strings apart –
The youngest daughter is wed!

Gypsy Fever Compilation CD

I’m stoked to have received from Nigel of Monkey Records (monkeyrecords.com) the just pressed copy of Gypsy Fever, a 12 track CD compilation of Gyspy-ish music from (mostly) kiwi bands.

Its great to have the Klezmer Rebs at track 11 with our remixed song Yishama-o-rama by DJ Cut Loose.

We are in the company of bands like the Mamaku Project, Barons of Tang, Niko Ne Zna  the Jews Brothers and Club Manouche to mention a few.  Suffice it to say there are lots of boisterous gypsy rhythms and funky, infectious music.

The track Yishama-o-rama, which appears as a bonus track on our CD Anarchia Total, is a remix by DJ Cut Loose of our recording of Od Yishama/L’khayim Yidelkh from our CD Just add shmaltz.

http://klezmer.co.nz/2010/03/08/yishama-o-rama-dj-cut-loose-remixes-the-rebs/

Cut Loose was given the Rebs’ pre-mastered tracks from the song and has transformed it into something very different.  Yishama-o-rama she calls it. You can listen to it or download it from:

http://www.myspace.com/radiocutloose

http://cutloose.bandcamp.com/track/yishama-o-rama

You got that? But wait there’s more! It was also selected for an international on line Jewish zine called Tablet for their Another Time, Another Way (aka Anander Mol Anander Veig) Hanukkah album, with remixed versions of holiday and Jewish classics.

http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-culture/music/51259/anander-mol-anander-veig

Anyway you can download the Gypsy Fever CD at

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/279949

 

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