Pushkin

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  • country:Ukraine
  • style(s):East European, Klezmer
  • label:Oriente Musik
  • type:Band
  • gender:male, female
  • instrumentation:instrumental, vocal, percussion, woodwind, brass, singer songwriter, jazz combo, dance orchestra, piano, guitar
  • artist submitted by:Čači Vorba / Meridian Art & Music

Line up

  • Dmytro Kovalenko (electric guitar)
  • Igor Sidash (drums)
  • Krystyna Kirik (double-bass)
  • Mitya Gerasimov (clarinet, vocal)
  • Oleksiy Sahitov (trombone)
  • Roman Yakovchuk (keyboards)

A Jewish-Gypsy group from Kiev, featuring best wedding musicians from Ukraine and Moldova. For centuries, these places have been nourishing rich traditions of klezmer and Romani music, and it is the only place in Europe, where klezmer culture is still alive today. Pushkin doesn't try to revive klezmer: its musicians just continue the traditions, playing at weddings, parties and concerts, in synagogues and in the streets. Pushkin's repertoire includes modern and tradiotional arrangements of Jewish, Roamni and Moldoivan folklore, as well as street songs from Odessa and the Caucases, fusiong the styles of rollicking weddings and concert performances. They make you feel like in old Odessa wedding, after the glass is broken!