World Music Institute Presents The Klezmatics “Happy Joyous Hanukkah”
December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm$35 – $100
Doors: 6:30PM | Show: 7:30PM
Since their emergence more than 25 years ago, the Grammy Award-winning Klezmatics have raised the bar for Eastern European Jewish music and today are among the most successful proponents of klezmer music in the world. Often called a “Jewish roots band,” the Klezmatics have changed the face of klezmer and led a popular revival of this ages-old, nearly forgotten art form. The Klezmatics’ music is a comfortable hybrid that appeals equally to those with no previous exposure to the music and those already familiar with it. This celebratory performance will feature Hanukkah-themed songs, of which the lyrics to most were written by American folk singer Woody Guthrie, who was inspired by the Jewish culture he discovered while living in Coney Island in the 1940s.