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 79- Polina Shepherd (Skovoroda) and Merlin Shepherd. Polina’s recent album is titled Civilization, featuring songs in Yiddish and Russian, accompanied by Merlin with Fanfara. On this album Polina explores her musical roots through Jewish, Tatar, Ukrainian, Cossack, and Russian songs. She talks about the Islamic influence of growing up in Tatarstan. Merlin talks about his growing interest in Turkish Clarinet styles.
Run time: 41:12.