"Mames Babegenush" - Mames Babegenush

Mames Babegenush
Cover: The Shlomo, painted by Tal R
Photo by Askman / Fröhlich

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  • artist:Mames Babegenush
  • featured artist:Mames Babegenush
  • region:Scandinavia
  • release year:2014
  • style(s):Klezmer, Contemporary
  • country:Denmark
  • formats:Audio File / Digital, CD (Compact Disc),
  • record submitted by:Mames Babegenush
  • label:Math Records
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The authentic style of modern klezmer and Nordic soundscapes

Mames Babegenush releases a ground-breaking album forging their strong Scandinavian roots into the vibrant dance music of Eastern Europe. From the great ambience of Nordic pine trees to a lively wedding in Romania this album gives the listener a sense of both melancholy and ecstatic joy. The group has spent years to perfect the style of traditional Jewish dance music, but still they wanted to leave their own individual mark in contemporary klezmer.
The release represents a new path in their sound integrating string quartet, harp and children’s choir into their musical universe and was received well by fans and critics alike :

“It is truly a feast for the hungry klezmer fan. Expanding the boundaries of traditional Jewish music.”
– Tom Nevell, Songlines

“Mames Babegenush forges an organic sound with the momentum of life. The band pushes the perimeter of klezmer to incorporate many cultures, all fragrant with fecund growth and potential. This is joyous music even when it is not.”
– C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz


“Mames Babegenush is melding the vital, vibrant heart of the klezmer - it’s imaginative, moving and brassily abrupt.”
– John Pheby, fROOTS

The album is currently nominated for a Danish Music Award, World Album of The Year