Pushkin's repertoire includes modern and traditional arrangements of Jewish, Romani and Moldovan folklore, as well as street songs from Odessa and the Caucuses.
Mitya Gerasimov - clarinet, vocals
Sergiu Babuci - accordion, keyboard, vocals
Vasil Gnatchuk - accordion
Andrew Valentine - double bass
Andriy Voytiuk - drums
The Pushkin Kiev Klezmer Band is a Jewish-Gypsy group from Kiev, featuring the 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 traditional arrangements of Jewish, Romani and Moldovan folklore, as well as street songs from Odessa and the Caucuses, fusing the styles of rollicking weddings and concert performances. They make you feel like at an old Odessa wedding, after the glass is broken.
12 October 2011 (Wednesday) / 10pm 10pm Radio Lublin Music Studio
The concert is a part of "The Oldest Songs of Europe. Tradition and Avant-garde/ 2011" festival.
This event is part of the Attention Culture! Cultural Programme of the 2011 Polish EU Presidency.
Organizers: Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, National Audiovisual Institute
Patrons of Presidency: PKO Bank Polski, PZU S.A.
Local organizers: City Hall of Lublin, Centre for Intercultural Creative Initiatives "Crossroads”, Workshops of Culture in Lublin, The Centre for Culture in Lublin