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Happy Joyous Hanukkah with The Klezmatics, in Berkeley
The GRAMMY-winning Jewish klezmer superstars return to the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley to celebrate the Festival of Light, performing seasonal music from their acclaimed holiday album Happy Joyous Hanukkah that set lyrics by the late Woody Guthrie to their delightful original compositions.
The Klezmatics are world-renowned and Grammy-winning superstars of the klezmer world. They erupted out of New York City’s East Village in 1986 and revitalized klezmer for the new century with music that is steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality, while incorporating contemporary themes such as human rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences including Arab, African, Latin and Balkan rhythms, jazz and punk.
In the course of over thirty years they have released nine albums of wild, spiritual, provocative, reflective, and ecstatically danceable music, forever redefining and transcending traditional labels.
At Freight & Salvage, 2022 Addison Street, Berkeley, near the Downtown Berkeley BART station. Tickets $38 – $42.