DISORIENTALISTS “Who was Essad Bey”
Genre: klezmer cabaret, oriental ragtime, historic theatre
Country: Germany (originally Ukraine, USA, Moldova)
Disorientalists are Yuriy Gurzhy (RotFront, Russendisko, Born in UA), Daniel Kahn (Daniel Kahn and Te Painted Bird, Brothers Nazarof, Semer Ensemble) and Marina Frenk (Marina & Kapelsky, Real Baba Dunyah). The three berliners-bychoice joined forces to write and perform a musical based on the life of Essad Bey a.k.a. Kurban Said a.k.a. Lev Nussimbaum. “Who Was Essad Bey” is a work in progress, performed regularly in the Studio Я of Gorki Teatre Berlin.
Disorientalists – „ Who Was Essad Bey?“ is recorded in Sternstaubstudio Berlin by Tomas Stern (Meret Becker, Einstürzende Neubauten, Crime and Te City Solution, Swans) and will be released on Oriente Records in December 2016.