Alicia Svigals is a New York- based Violinist who has been a fixture in Jewish music since the early days of the Klezmer Revival. I met up with Alicia after her workshop/concert at the New York Klezmer Series, where she performed with Lauren Brody, Aaron Alexander, and Marty Confurious. We get to hear a new track, Simkhes Toyre, which she recorded with pianist Marilyn Lerner.
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 114- Estelle Goldfarb. This episode features a two-part interview with Violinist Estelle Goldfarb. Estelle talks about her new album Naissance, and her musical journey from classical to hip hop, acoustic to electric. We hear the tracks Tchek and 10h22.
Run time: 41:39.
Klezmer Podcast 73: Jake Shulman-Ment. This episode features an interview with Violinist Jake Shulman-Ment. Jake is from New York, and studied with Alicia Svigals and Bob Cohen. Besides leading his own band, he is a member of Romashka. His album is titled “A Wheel” or in Yiddish “A Redele.” We hear the track Sher de L’Oiseau from the album.