Monthly Archives: March 2011

Klezmer Podcast 79- Polina Shepherd (Skovoroda) and Merlin Shepherd



Klezmer Podcast 79- Polina Shepherd (Skovoroda) and Merlin Shepherd. Polina’s recent album is titled Civilization, featuring songs in Yiddish and Russian, accompanied by Merlin with Fanfara. On this album Polina explores her musical roots through Jewish, Tatar, Ukrainian, Cossack, and Russian songs. She talks about the Islamic influence of growing up in Tatarstan. Merlin talks …


Klezmer Podcast 78- Yemen Blues



Klezmer Podcast 78- Yemen Blues. This episode features the new band Yemen Blues. The band has a self-titled debut album, and is on their first North American tour. My interview guests are bandleader and Lead Vocalist Ravid Kahalani and Trumpet player Itamar Borochov. We hear the track Om Min Al Yaman from the album. Run …


Klezmer Podcast 77- Balkan Beat Box



                  Klezmer Podcast 77- Balkan Beat Box. This episode features an interview with Ori Kaplan and Tomer Yosef of Balkan Beat Box, the worldwide phenomenon that crosses cultures and genres and has become a big hit with audiences of all generations. We talk about their latest album, …