Friday, April 22, 2016

Forshpil | Sasha Lurje and Ilya Sneyveys with the UVA Klezmer Ensemble

Sasha Lurje and Ilya Shneyveys, Berlin-based Latvian musicians in the Latvian psychedelic klezmer band Forshpil, recently were resident guest artists with Dr. Joel Rubin's University of Virginia Klezmer Ensemble.

Amazing musicians. Heart, soul, and beyond.

Sasha is one of the finest singers I have ever experienced. Stunning... and fun. She radiates the energies and spontaneity of a freeborn child, the dark depths of a delta blues artist, the kreykhs of an old-world Jewish neshama, and the soaring pipes of a classically-trained banshee.

And the band swirled into one's consciousness. Great stuff.

Thanks to Joel for this terrific

Dr. Joel E. Rubin

series, celebrating its 10th year.

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