About: BEST KLEZMER PARTY EVER!
About: PREßBURGER KLEZMER BAND - BALLADES
The Pressburger Klezmer Band is a unique musical body which has attracted quite a number of fans since it was established in 1995. It is the first Slovak band to take its inspiration from the emotive dance music of Central and Eastern Europe known as klezmer. At the same time, it is also the highest rated among similar bands within the region of the former Czechoslovakia. The band serves up an energetic musical cocktail: a charming mix of Jewish, Balkan and Oriental music, complemented by Slovak and Gypsy folk elements – all combined with a unique essence of contemporary styles, including jazz, reggae and Latino. The Pressburger Klezmer Band is a well-established part of the European World music scene. Since its inception, the Pressburger Klezmer Band has performed on a variety of occasions both in Slovakia and abroad, ranging from multi-genre music festivals, and concerts in clubs and classical music halls to entertainment at balls, celebrations and events. In the last years the band co-operated with such klezmer stars as Lorin Sklamberg, Frank London, Merlin Shepherd, Steve Weintraub, Sasha Lurje etc. The band’s repertoire offers a captivating interpretation of unique and well-known songs — usually sung in Yiddish, but also in Slovak, Hungarian, English and Balkan languages — expressing enthralling emotion and a “music-to-dance to” quality. To date, the Pressburger Klezmer Band has released seven albums and participated in several film, theatre and other projects. The sixth album Tants mit mir was awarded with Radio_HEAD AWARD for the best Slovak album in 2012 in category World/Folk.