Category Archives: yiddish

Klezmer Podcast 86- Benjy Fox-Rosen



Klezmer Podcast 86- Benjy Fox-Rosen. One of my favorite Klezmer friends is Bassist/Vocalist Benjy Fox-Rosen. He is in great demand on the Klezmer scene, and recently launched his first album as a Klezmer bandleader, Tick Tock. It is a great album, and features many top performers in the genre. We hear his track Hudl Mitn …


Klezmer Podcast 85- The Shpil



Klezmer Podcast 85- The Shpil. This episode features an interview with The Shpil, a band from Los Angeles. They performed at Genghis Cohen, and we hear their live performance of Samuel Goldberg Variations. The band performs traditional Klezmer and Yiddish styles, plus other styles that have been given a Klezmer treatment. Run time: 20.28.


Klezmer Podcast 82- Mames Babegenush



Klezmer Podcast 82- Mames Babegenush. The interview guests on this episode are Emil Goldschmidt and Bo Rande of Mames Babegenush, from Denmark. The band has a new album titled My Heart Aches When The Angels Dance. The band plays both traditional Klezmer as well as their own original compositions. It is an exciting sound that …


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 73- Jake Shulman-Ment



Klezmer Podcast 73: Jake Shulman-Ment. This episode features an interview with Violinist Jake Shulman-Ment. Jake is from New York, and studied with Alicia Svigals and Bob Cohen. Besides leading his own band, he is a member of Romashka. His album is titled “A Wheel” or …