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Klezmer Rebs on RNZ Concert Sound Lounge 14 October 7pm

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:

  1. on 92.5 FM (in Wellington) 97.3FM (Gisborne) or 91.6 (New Plymouth), OR check your local frequency for Concert FM
  2. 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.
  3. on Freeview Channel 51

 

Klezmer Rebs coming to Wanganui 17 & 18 October

Rebs at Palmy Urs out front cropped

 

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)

https://www.facebook.com/WhanganuiFestivalCultures

 

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.

Klezmer Rebs sing while you nosh at Old St Paul’s, Tuesday 1 July 12.15pm

The Rebs play a free lunchtime concert at Old St Paul’s  34 Mulgrave St, Wellington on Tuesday 1 July from 12.15 – 1pm.

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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.

Cat got your tush? Klezmer Rebs at “Meow” Thursday 8 May

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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

 

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A Journey Through Jewish Klezmer Music: From the ‘Old Country’ to modern Klezmer fusion

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.

http://cce.victoria.ac.nz/courses/184-a-journey-through-jewish-klezmer-music-from-the-old-country-to-modern-klezmer-fusion

Catch the Rebs live on Waitangi Day, 4.20pm at Pataka, Porirua

The Klezmer Rebs will have our first public performance of 2014 at the Festival of the Elements in Porirua on 6 February.

http://www.elementsfestival.org.nz/attractions/festival-performers

We will be playing a 1/2 hour set at Pataka’s Performing Arts Space from 4.20pm to 4.50 pm. Short but sweet. Free of course. Celebrate Waitangi day in Porirua with the Rebs.

http://www.elementsfestival.org.nz/