Articles Tagged “Yiddish”

  • yiddish-twist-orchestra

    Yiddish Twist Orchestra return to their East End roots

    Fans of Jewish music are in for a treat this winter as allstar group The Yiddish Twist Orchestra take to the stage at a new arts festival in London’s East End.

    The band – who blend traditional Jewish klezmer music with ska-inspired beats, inspired by Jewish bandleader Willy Bergman – will be one of the main performers at the Platforma Festival, an event dedicated to celebrating arts created by and about refugees.

  • Jewish Latin Jazz

    Latin jazz with a Yiddish flavour

    Mix the pounding, hip-swaying drums of Afro-Cuban jazz with lilting Jewish tunes from mid-1900s New York, and what do you get? Jewish Latin jazz.

    At a performance at Yoshi’s Jazz Club in San Francisco, the rhythm of the opening song was very Latin-actually, a Cuban-Colombian pachanga. But with a twist.

    The language was not Spanish. It was Yiddish. The song was from the New York Jewish theater around 1928.