11 August 2011
Klezmer Hip Hop from Canada
Josh Dolgin aka Socalled, the klezmer-hip-hop maestro from Canada is musician, producer, beat architect, and visual artist all rolled into one. As a child of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe, he came into contact with Jewish culture at an early age, but only as a university student did he discover the music that goes hand in hand with it. Initially he played piano and accordion in local funk, salsa, and gospel bands.
11 August 2011, 8 pm
Glass Courtyard, ground level
15 euros, 10 euros reduced rate
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Later he began to mix klezmer with samples from Yiddish theater records from the 30s to create his own sound. In the meantime, he is known for his genre-breaking approach and for his cooperation with greats from funk, hip hop, jazz, and classical music such as Fred Wesley, Frank London, Gonzales, and David Krakauer. At the Jewish Museum Berlin, alongside legendary songs from his album "Ghettoblaster," Socalled will present his latest project "Sleepover," a combination of folktronica, electro funk, neo soul, klezmer, rap, and dancehall.
Socalled (MPC, vocals, accordion, piano), Katie Moore (vocals), Allen Watsky (guitar), Fred Liebert (bass), Michael Winograd (clarinet)