Klezmer Podcast 130- David Krakauer and Fred Wesley of Abraham, Inc.

Abraham Inc.

Abraham inc.

Abraham Inc.

Funk Meets Hip-Hip Meets Klezmer

Clarinetist David Krakauer and DJ Socalled have been great musical collaborators for many years. But the move to add Trombonist Fred Wesley sent them on a new trajectory to a new sonic landscape. Abraham Inc. blends Klezmer, hip-hop, and Funk in a way that creates a new genre that sets a new standard for Jewish music. Here, I sit down with Krakauer and Wesley to find out what motivated them to join forces and create this new sound. Like the track Push, a perfect example of this sound, blending Funk and hip-hop with a nigun. And we also hear Moskovitz Remix, showing how well they can take on a Klezmer tune.                                                                                                                       Run time: 34:50.

Klezmer Podcast 121- Simja Dujov

Simja Dujov Klezmer, Gypsy, Cumbia, Surf, etc.

 

Santificaras la fiesta

Santificaras La Fiesta

Simja Dujov

Simja Dujov

Klezmer Podcast 121- Simja Dujov. Another episode from the 2014 Ashkenaz Festival, my guest is Simja Dujov of Argentina. There is a diverse Jewish music scene there, and Dujov pushes the limits with his DJ mix of Klezmer, Gypsy, Cumbia, and Surf music. He puts on a high energy multimedia show that keeps the audience on their feet. We hear the track Shalom from his album Santificaras La Fiesta.

Run time: 18:24