Hidden sides of Jewish music : Shpilkes

A radio Show broadcasted on Radio SHALOM Montreal, hosted by Hélène Engel

Les faces cachées de la musique juive - 16th June 2015, Radio SHALOM Montréal (1650 AM)

Hélène Engel presents the CD Zol Zayn by the band Shpilkes released in 2014.
Shpilkes (in Yiddish : needles) was created in 2010, under the direction of the singer and fiddler Éléonore Biezunski. It builds an original and misknowned repertoire from East European Jewish tunes.
Slowly and delicately, Shpilkes stitches back a cloth of popular music, to dance, to laugh, to drink and to cry, putting pieces together, of a culture which never stops recreating itself. Carried by the expressive and authentic voice of Eléonore Biezunski, the band invites to a dancing and poetic journey through Central and Eastern Europe...

Marine Goldwaser, clarinet, flutes,
Eléonore Biezunski, violin, vocals
Charles Rappoport, violin, mandolin
Piotr Odrekhivskyy, accordion
Sylvain Plommet, double bass
Nils Wekstein, drums, percussions


See the band’s website : http://www.eleonorebiezunski.com/shpilkes

Hélène Engel is a singer, musicologist, author, composer and arranger. She is interested in all aspects of Jewish music, from the collecting of historical sounds to today’s compositions. Based in Montreal, she hosts the radio show " The hidden sides of Jewish Music" on Radio SHALOM Montreal.

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