Globally-renowned music superstars, The Klezmatics -- the only klezmer band to win a Grammy award -- will bring their culturally and spiritually vibrant music to the Cole Auditorium on Sunday, March 7, 2010, at 3:30 p.m.
The band emerged out of New York City's East Village in 1986 with klezmer steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality. The Klezmatics incorporate contemporary themes such as human rights and anti-fundamentalism and eclectic musical influences including Arab, African, Latin and Balkan rhythms, jazz and punk into their music. In the course of more than 20 years and nine albums they have stubbornly continued making music that is wild, mystical, provocative, reflective and ecstatically danceable.
The Klezmatics have topped the Billboard world music charts on numerous occasions and have garnered numerous awards and accolades throughout their career, including a GLAMA (Gay and Lesbian American Music Award) and the German Critics Prize (twice), They were the recipients of the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary World Music Album for their CD Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie.
The Klezmatics will come to Greenwich Library as part of the Peterson Concert Series. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please call David Waring at (203) 622-7917.