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Yiddpop (Oriente)

The Berlin based band brings together what they believe has been separated for a too long time: songwriting, punkpop, jazz and Yiddish music. Steffen Illner (double bass), Philipp Bernhardt (drums), and Fabian Schnedler (guitar/voice/songwriting) with Alan Bern (accordion, melodica, keyboards) and Paul Brody (trumpet) as guest musicians blend these ingredients with utter coolness. The lyrics by modern and contemporary Yiddish poets (e.g. Peretz Markish, Itzik Manger, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Morris Rosenfeld or Peretz Miranksy) risk a sly look at today’s bitters of life.

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Alan Bern says: "The band grooves like mad, but so relaxed and with so much space, you could drive a train through it. The chords, melodies, riffs and hooks are all freshly twisted out of something you feel like you must have heard before, but you haven't. This is the most individual, natural, flowing, and deeply connected take on Yiddish language and song I've heard in a long, long time."

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