Infecting the City 2012
Music Gems - Playing with Fire

A performance of klezmer songs from the Jewish canon


Cape Town Station Forecourt


Tues 22 at 16h45
Thurs 24 at 08h15

This Yiddish party band (run by Matthew Reid) became famous locally for playing live sets at The Biscuit Mill. They give a contemporary twist to music that is essentially traditional. This is done through careful arrangements that merge Balkan elements – tuba trumpet, drums, sax, accordion and Turkish drums – with Klezmer music. The dance music is infectious and the band often have people stop and dance in front of them. Reid hopes that this is the case with their audiences during the Festival.