November 03, 2018
Named for the furry hat the chassidim wear, Montreal’s Shtreiml has been delivering high-octane, not-so-traditional Eastern European Jewish music to the masses since 2002. Shtreiml’s latest program, Eastern Hora, is an enchanting and ornate collection of original music rooted in both the Eastern European Jewish and Ottoman traditions. Brimming with roots-rock sensibilities this is decidedly music from the streets of Montreal, but the group’s deft arrangements, odd rhythms and dexterous improvisations will leave you with images of the Bospohorus at sunset. The program which has been presented at concerts, festivals and venues in Canada, The U.S. and Europe has been labeled “explosive” (Halifax Chronicle Herald) and “exhilarating”(Rootsworld).
Featuring: Jason Rosenblatt (harmonica, piano, vocals), Rachel Lemisch (trombone), Thierry Arsenault (drums) and Joel Kerr (bass) with special guest Nicolas Royer-Artuso (oud)
"Shtreiml's appeal somehow manages to ascend beyond the sheer skill of its members. The group's music serves as an unexpectedly delicious and euphonious blend of genres." Max Libman. The Main. April 4, 2014
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