Bagels & Fraylox Klezmer Band will play on Saturday, November 17, 7:30-10:30PM at the Triangle, 601 Prince George St., Williamsburg.
How often can you hear songs rich in energy and emotion sung in Yiddish?
The five-piece band of clarinets, saxophone, accordion, upright bass and percussion specializes in Klezmer, the traditional music of eastern European Jews that was performed at weddings and other life celebrations. Klezmer’s roots are a mixture of the lyrical haunting melodies of the cantor and of the folk music of the surrounding cultures. Wherever Jews lived their neighbor’s music became incorporated into Klezmer.
Many tunes have Gypsy, Russian, Polish, and Ukrainian roots but others have Greek, Baltic or Middle Eastern origins.
Bagels and Fraylox continues this tradition and mixes klezmer with a variety of styles including jazz, blue grass, Latin and hip hop.
If you are interested in carpooling together, call or
email Jennifer@ujcvp.org to meet at 6:45pm at the UJCVP.