Thursday, May 27, 2021

Klezmer + Mariachi = Klezmarachi!

Only in New Mexico! Yes, there are many disappointing and distressing, disturbing and difficult events and topics that Abq Jew could continue to discuss and discuss and discuss right now (see Not Everyone Got the Memo, et al). But there will (alas!) never be a shortage of them, while this here event is rare and ... unusual.

Sunday, May 30, 2021
Live! In-Person!
5:00 - 7:00 pm @ Casa Barelas
1024 4th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102


The Program

Heartfelt Mexican music in Yiddish, soulful Yiddish music in Spanish, powerful and wonderful for all of us. In person and socially distanced, pandemic permitting.

A superb set of mariachi music, a wonderful set of klezmer music, and then a joint set that will be beyond anything you can imagine!

The Performers

Margot Leverett and Duke City Hora

This Song: A beautiful dobriden (דאָברידען - dawn or early morning song) collected by Jewish folklorist
Moishe Beregovski from a singer named Gurevich in Odessa, Ukraine in 1930,
with original lyrics for our emergence from pandemic winter into spring.

Margot Leverett is one of the foremost clarinetists of the klezmer revival. 

Classically trained at Indiana University School of Music, she was involved in avant-garde music when she first heard klezmer, the dynamic East European music traditionally played at Jewish weddings. Leverett was a founding member of the Klezmatics in 1985 before moving on to establish a solo career. 

Duke City Hora is an Albuquerque-based band performing Klezmer music, featuring Jordan Wax of Lone Piñon on accordion and Yiddish vocals; Margot Leverett on clarinet; and Tanya Nuñez on upright bass.

Trio Jalisciense

These Songs: El Mil Amores (0:06); Que Chulada de Mujer (2:11); Besame Mucho (3:49) .

Trio Jalisciense is New Mexico's only professional mariachi trio. The ensemble has been performing at Los Cuates restaurant (Cottonwood location) in Albuquerque, New Mexico since January of 2016. 

Members of the group are: Jose M. Santiago (Violin / Vocalist);  Jose Carrillo (Guitarrón / Lead Vocalist); and  Daniel Salazar (Vihuela / Vocalist).

The Sponsors

Thank You

Looking forward to a live performance
at Congregation Albert this summer!

To which Abq Jew responds: Maybe someday. Not yet. The event is too recent (July 25, 1965); the heartache is still there. Everyone remembers where they were when they heard the news.

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