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Skidmore College
Jacob Perlow Series

Isle of Klezbos

Thursday, February 23, 2012
7:00 pm
Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall, Zankel Music Center


The spring 2012 Perlow event features a performance by Isle of Klezbos in Zankel Hall on February 23rd. Isle of Klezbos is a six-piece women's klezmer band. A versatile, neo-traditional ensemble, the group plays imaginative versions of eclectic Eastern European-rooted Jewish folk music, Yiddish swing and tango, plus an ever-expanding repertoire of vibrant originals. The sextet brings together a rare combination of talent inspired by extensive experiences in a kaleidoscopic array of styles, from klezmer to Cajun, funk, reggae, classical, punk, and Latin jazz. Frequent guests at college campuses, the Klezbos' two day visit to Skidmore will include several activities designed to provide interaction with students beyond the band's performance itself – classroom appearances, meetings with student groups, a music workshop, and a master class.

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