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The Budapest Klezmer Band
Train 7.40 (A 7'40-Es Vonat)
$16.99

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A homey bulgar
Cigarettes

See also The BKB 2001 release Yiddische Blues

The band's official bio:
The Budapest Klezmer Band comes from the very geographic location where klezmer music originates. The music director of the ensemble, Ferenc Jávori, learned and played klezmer with the last surviving musicians from a once flourishing community where this music was an integral part of Jewish life. The performance by the BKB transfers the audience back to now extinct joyous times in Central and Eastern Europe, when traditional jewish music was part of the community' cultural fabric. The band also specializes in theatrical productions as the ballet Purim or the Fiddler on the Roof. BKB has toured extensively in Europe, Izrael and North America and has producted seven CD's. In 2000 the pro Cultura Foundation awarded Kodály Zoltán cultural prize to the BKB for promoting and spreading Yiddish musical tradition.

"The BKB's popularity at home, throughout Europe, and in the US stems from the music's exuberant vitality and poignancy, performed with originality, fantastic improvisation and breathtaking virtuosity." János Rolla - the concert master of Liszt Ferenc Chamber Orchestra.

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