Eastern European Roots

There's music by the Klezmatics on this installment of New Sounds. These “possessed Jews with horns” have been making their crazy, spiritual, reflective, and danceable Yiddish party music since the late 1980’s. Tonight, hear tunes from their recent record, “Rise Up!”, a somewhat moody opus with lots of traditional sources, which at times, feels like eavesdropping on religious services. Selections by Les Yeux Noirs and Tarafs de Haidouks round out this program of music with Eastern European roots.

PROGRAM #2199 Music With Eastern European Roots (Friday, 10-3-03)






Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf!

Yo riboyn olam [6:00]
Perets-tants [3:30]
Davenen [4:00]

Rounder #3197** www.rounder.com*

3 Mustaphas 3

Soup Of The Century

Yogurt Koydum Dolaba/Televizyon [4:30]

Rykodisc #10195 www.rykodisc.com* OR available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Les Yeux Noirs


Cioara [4:30]

World Village #468019 www.worldvillagemusic.com*


Gyökereink (Our Roots)

Mahala [3:30]

Hungaria www.eletfa.org

The Klezmatics

Rise Up! Shteyt Oyf!

Hevl iz havolim [5:00]

See above.


The Prisoner's Song

I Thought It Was Raining [4:00]

Hannibal #134** www.rykodisc.com* OR available for purchase at Amazon.com*

Tarafs de Haidouks

Tarafs de Haidouks

Balada Conducatorolui [4:00]

Nonesuch#79554** www.nonesuch.com* Or Amazon.com*

Kronos Quartet


Turceasca [7:30]

Nonesuch#79490 www.nonesuch.com* Or Amazon.com*

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