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The young Jewish musicians assembled on this compilation belong to the generation that came to prominence after the klezmer revival of the 1970s. They play punk and surf rock, ska and reggae, hiphop and drum'n'bass, intentionally spicing each genre with ingredients from their own culture. You may hear klezmer references, or a quote from a classic from the era of Yiddish swing, the ambience of a Jerusalem marketplace, or a lullaby once sung to them by their grandparents. The lyrics speak of the joy and the hardship of being a Jew. They are sung in Yiddish, shouted in Hebrew or rapped in English or Russian. Certain tracks are peppered with samples lifted from their grandparents' collections of 78 rpm records. Their attempts at innovation, striking a balance between tradition and the latest trends, may turn out to be cheeky or half-baked, but are at the same time exciting and revitalizing. There are artists of Jewish descent who are re - engaging musically with their roots. The spectrum is wide: From the bizarre spectacle of Moscow - based klezmer punks Nayekhovichi singing 'Paint It Black' in Yiddish, to internationally successful acts such as Hasidic reggae singer Matisyahu from New York. As spectators and participators in this movement, we want to present the most thrilling tracks, not only from well respected stars, but also from the best up and coming artists.
The young Jewish musicians assembled on this compilation belong to the generation that came to prominence after the klezmer revival of the 1970s. They play punk and surf rock, ska and reggae, hiphop and drum'n'bass, intentionally spicing each genre with ingredients from their own culture. You may hear klezmer references, or a quote from a classic from the era of Yiddish swing, the ambience of a Jerusalem marketplace, or a lullaby once sung to them by their grandparents. The lyrics speak of the joy and the hardship of being a Jew. They are sung in Yiddish, shouted in Hebrew or rapped in English or Russian. Certain tracks are peppered with samples lifted from their grandparents' collections of 78 rpm records. Their attempts at innovation, striking a balance between tradition and the latest trends, may turn out to be cheeky or half-baked, but are at the same time exciting and revitalizing. There are artists of Jewish descent who are re - engaging musically with their roots. The spectrum is wide: From the bizarre spectacle of Moscow - based klezmer punks Nayekhovichi singing 'Paint It Black' in Yiddish, to internationally successful acts such as Hasidic reggae singer Matisyahu from New York. As spectators and participators in this movement, we want to present the most thrilling tracks, not only from well respected stars, but also from the best up and coming artists.
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Shtetl Super Stars-Funky Jewish Sounds / Various - Shtetl Super Stars-Funky Jewish Sounds / Various

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Format: CD
Label: CDB
Catalog: US03542
Rel. Date: 04/18/2009
UPC: 9783898983549

Shtetl Super Stars-Funky Jewish Sounds / Various
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1. Immigrant
2. Hassidish (Canada/Great Britain)
3. Shabak Music (Israel)
4. Adir Alam (U.S.A./Israel) - Balkan Beat Box
5. Havana Nagila (U.S.A.)
6. Shtiklakh (U.S.A.)
7. Adon Olam (Minor) (U.S.A.) - David Gould
8. Never Again (U.S.A.) - Remedy
9. This and That (Great Britain)
10. Souvlak (Israel) - Boom Pam
11. Klezmer Ivanych (Russia)
12. Lamentation Walloo
13. No Bagettes in the Ghetto (Israel)
14. Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (Israel)
15. Lucky Goddamn Jew (Canada) - Geoff Berner
16. Tramvay (Holland) - Poza
17. Yesterday's Buried
18. Gypsy (Live Unplugged) - Oi Va Voi
19. 2nd Train Meditation (Great Britain/Ukraine)

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The young Jewish musicians assembled on this compilation belong to the generation that came to prominence after the klezmer revival of the 1970s. They play punk and surf rock, ska and reggae, hiphop and drum'n'bass, intentionally spicing each genre with ingredients from their own culture. You may hear klezmer references, or a quote from a classic from the era of Yiddish swing, the ambience of a Jerusalem marketplace, or a lullaby once sung to them by their grandparents. The lyrics speak of the joy and the hardship of being a Jew. They are sung in Yiddish, shouted in Hebrew or rapped in English or Russian. Certain tracks are peppered with samples lifted from their grandparents' collections of 78 rpm records. Their attempts at innovation, striking a balance between tradition and the latest trends, may turn out to be cheeky or half-baked, but are at the same time exciting and revitalizing. There are artists of Jewish descent who are re - engaging musically with their roots. The spectrum is wide: From the bizarre spectacle of Moscow - based klezmer punks Nayekhovichi singing 'Paint It Black' in Yiddish, to internationally successful acts such as Hasidic reggae singer Matisyahu from New York. As spectators and participators in this movement, we want to present the most thrilling tracks, not only from well respected stars, but also from the best up and coming artists.
        
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