Klezmer Podcast 133- Ori Kaplan of Balkan Beat Box. Balkan Beat Box was back in Los Angeles and put on a wonderful show. Ori Kaplan was kind enough to spend a few minutes with me before the show to talk about the latest happenings with the group and their latest release, Shout It Out. The band continues to surprise with each new album, and the trend continues with this album. We also hear the track Kum Kum. I apologize for some audio difficulties during the interview.
Klezmer Podcast 117: Briga
This episode begins a series of interviews made during the Ashkenaz Festival 2014 held in Toronto. My guest on this episode is Brigitte Briga Dajczer of the band Briga, based in Montreal. She has released several albums to date, and here we listen to Filipovtsi Kutchek from her album Wake.
Run time: 22:50.
Klezmer Podcast 100- Trans Siberian March Band. Welcome to the 100th episode of Klezmer Podcast. Since it began in January 2007, I have met amazing musicians from around the world, and have made friends with so many of them. The fans have been wonderful as well, and I appreciate your support. While in London recently, I attended the Victory At Stalingrad 70th Anniversary Night Out, which featured Trans Siberian March Band as the headliner. The band plays a mix of Eastern European styles, and is as much fun to watch as they are to listen to. They are dedicated to their music, and have put their own twist on the traditional sounds, plus writing originals in the same style. We hear the track Sher from the album The Tractor Makers’ Ball.
Run time: 17:15.
Klezmer Podcast 97- Klezwoods. There are many bands sprouting up around Boston these days, and Klezwoods has been bringing their own style to the scene for a few years now. I sat down to visit with Sam Dechenne to get an idea of what is happening with the band. We also hear the track Egypt Trip from their latest album The 30th Meridian From Cairo To St. Petersburg With Love.
Run time: 26:02
Klezmer Podcast 91- Balkan Beat Box. My interview guest on this episode is Tamir Muscat of Balkan Beat Box. The band was in Los Angeles recently, on tour for their new album Give. We hear the track No Man’s Land. Run time: 15:30