Lenka Lichtenberg is a vocalist based in Toronto, Canada and is always finding new ways to create Jewish music. Her latest album, Yiddish Journey, takes us on another musical adventure. Lenka has a unique style that blends traditional elements with cross- cultural influences, such as using Oud and Tabla instruments. I recorded this episode at her performance in Los Angeles at Genghis Cohen, and we hear the track Hey, Tsigelekh from her live set. This track is also on the album.
Klezmer Podcast 122- Jonathan Feldman. From Ashkenaz Festival, Jonathan Feldman and Zebrina performed music from their latest album Hamidbar Medaber. Here, Jonathan talks about the album and more about the band. We hear the track Higher Power.
Klezmer Podcast 119- Jon Madof. Continuing with the series from the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto, my guest is Jon Madof of the band Zion80 from New York City. The powerhouse 11-member band plays Afrobeat influenced Carlbach repertoire. We hear the track Asher Bara from their self-titled album Zion80.
Run time: 20:52.
Klezmer Podcast 118- David Buchbinder. Canadian Trumpeter Devid Buchbinder returns to Klezmer Podcast as part of my series from the 2014 Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto. David is involved in several projects, and his Odessa/Havana group has released their second album, Walk To The Sea, a continuation of his exploration of Latin/Jewish/Jazz music, with Pianist Hilario Duran. From the album, we hear the track Coffee Works.
Run time: 32:46.
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.