The KlezmerShock! Festival will be held in Belarus

The “KlezmerShock!” First International Festival will be held in Minsk, Belarus on 23–24 November, 2005. It is for the first time that a klezmer festival will be held in Belarus that in this sense until recently has remained a gap in Eastern Europe. At the festival, wide variety of Belarusian audiences will face music presented by the masters of contemporary Jewish music Michael Alpert and Paul Brody, as well as their East European counterparts Dmitri Slepovitch and his “Minsker Kapelye”, S.-Petersburg based ethnic group “Dobranotch”, a unique klezmer violinist Alexey Rozov (Moscow), guitarist Ivan Zhuk, leader of Moscow Jewish blues scene, Israeli percussionist and ethnomusicologist Yaniv Itzhak, and a number of young yet devoted and professional musicians from Russia and Belarus.

“KlezmerShock!” is organized by the ClassClub concert agency, the oldest enterprise company on the Belarusian show market. The concerts will take place at the Trade Unions Palace of Culture (Dvorets Kultury Profsoyuzov) in Minsk.

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