Date(s) - Fri. Jun. 02, 2023
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday, June 2nd @ 7:30PM
Doors open at 7PM
MAMALIGA KLEZMER BAND
Mamaliga is a critically acclaimed Klezmer band based in Boston MA, and Brooklyn NY. After the 2021 release of their debut full-length album, Dos Gildn Bletl, Mamaliga has performed at Yiddish New York, KlezKanada, and was awarded best original Klezmer composition at the 2021 Bubbe Awards in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The band is comprised of Rebecca Mac and Rachel Leader on fiddles, Raffi Boden on cello, and Mattias Kaufmann on accordion.
Boisterous and driving, lilting and elegiac, Mamaliga melds the klezmer melodies of old country Yiddishland with new era sensibilities, crafting intricate arrangements of original and traditional tunes to make you dance, laugh and cry – perhaps all at once!
Based in Minneapolis, Sarah Larsson is a member of The Nightingale Trio, which has been called “earthy and serene” and “amazing” by hosts of Classical Minnesota Public Radio, appeared on “A Prairie Home Companion” in 2014 and toured nationally and internationally since 2013. Drawing from deep roots of vocal folk music from Eastern Europe and North America, Larsson infuses her interpretations of traditional music with a harmony sensibility rooted in and liberated from years as a classical choral singer. She also performs with Nanilo, a duo arranging and teaching Yiddish and Bosnian Sephardic folksongs for audiences around the Midwest, and To Spill My Husband’s Blood, a project by Julia Hobart re-imagining historical American murder ballads from victims & survivors’ perspectives. Larsson has studied with master-singers in the US and overseas, and considers among her teachers Ethel Raim, Petrana Koutcheva, Bojana Djordevic, Susan Gaeta, Jeff Warschauer, Nataliya Danylkova, and Kat Parent. As a member of the Yale Women’s Slavic Chorus, Sarah once sang a Serbian folksong for the Crown Prince of Serbia. Sarah’s new solo project, Red Thread, further unspools the line of folk tradition, merging original song with rich textures and vocal harmony from the Balkans, Yiddish folksong, and Americana.
nightingaletrio.com / @jagoda_larsson