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Genres You Will Love
World: Klezmer World: Yiddish World: Balkan Moods: Type: Vocal Moods: Mood: Party Music

By Location
Slovak Republic

Links
Facebook page www.klezmer.sk MySpace page

Preßburger Klezmer Band

The Pressburger Klezmer Band is a unique musical body which has attracted quite a number of fans since it was established in 1995. It is the first Slovak band to take its inspiration from the emotive dance music of Central and Eastern Europe known as klezmer. At the same time it is also the highest rated among similar bands within the region of the former Czechoslovakia. The band serves up an energetic musical cocktail; a charming mix of Jewish, Balkan and Oriental music, complemented by Slovak and Gipsy folk elements – all combined with a unique essence of contemporary styles, including jazz, rock, reggae and Latino. The Pressburger Klezmer Band is a well-established part of the European World music scene.

Since its foundation, The Pressburger Klezmer Band has performed on a variety of occasions in Slovakia and abroad, ranging from multi-genre music festivals, concerts in clubs and classical music halls to entertainment at balls, celebrations and company events. The band’s repertoire offers a captivating interpretation of well-known as well as unique songs usually sung in Yiddish, but also in Slovak, English and Balkan languages, expressing enthralling emotiveness and a „music-to-dance to“ quality. To date, The Pressburger Klezmer Band has released five albums and participated on several film, theatre and other projects.

Members:
Marta Potančoková - lead vocals
Snežana Jović-Werner (Serbia) - accordion, lead vocals
Andrej Werner - violin, vocals
Miro Lago - clarinet, vocals
Samo Alexander - double bass, lead vocals
Jano Oriško - drums, percussion
Valér Miko - piano, vocals

Resident Guests:
Karine Sarkisjan (Armenia) – lead vocals
Linda Luptáková – dance teacher