Global Mashup: Colombia Meets Klezmer

SAT, MAY 6, 2023
7:00 PM

In-Person Tickets: $20 General Admission / $15 Members, Seniors, & Students w/ID
Dance Workshop: 7:00 PM
Concert: 8:00 PM
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Long time no see... come see our first Global Mashup in three years!

We’re mashing up two cultures on one stage with an open dance floor. Starting with dance lessons, each band plays a set, then the two meet and jam. Bring your dancing shoes!

Cumbia River Band’s music draws from a festive repertoire of Colombian Cumbia and Riverside music.

Di Shikere Kapelye brings high-energy Klezmer dance music!

About the Artists: 

Cumbia River Band’s music draws from a festive repertoire of Colombian Cumbia and Riverside music. Their sounds will take you back to the golden years of Cumbia as well as inspire you to dance and contemplate the joy and energy that this Cumbia River brings along. Featuring tuba, accordion, clarinet, percussion, guitar and voices, the band delivers a captivating performance, which honors both traditional and contemporary sounds.

“The Cumbia River Band somehow manages to create a distinctly New York style of cumbia, one that has an elegant jazzy swing to it. Of course it’s still true to the cumbia’s roots as a dance form.” John Schaefer, radio host at WNYC

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Di Shikere Kapelye aka The Inebriated Orchestra, aka Frank London’s Klezmer Brass Allstars, performs high-energy Eastern European party music, klezmer, in concerts, festivals, parties, parades… everywhere!

It is composed of:
Frank London on the trumpet,
Michael Winograd on the clarinet,
A trombonist (TBD),
Ron Caswell on the tuba,
Ilya Shneyveys on the accordion,
and Aaron Alexander on the drums.

They have released five acclaimed recordings, and the pandemic-era live concert film, The Rooftop Concert.  The band has collaborated with artists including Yiddish singers Eleanor Reissa, Lorin Sklamberg, Sarah Gordon, Michael Alpert; Joshua Nelson, Serbian Roma trumpet king Boban Marcoviç, Brazilian percussion band Maracatú New York; klezmer clarinet legend Margot Leverett; Cairo’s Hasabella Brass Band, and more. They are often featured at the HONK NYC Festival, and have toured internationally. 

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LOCATION:  Flushing Town Hall Theater