FROM KARLSBAD TO CARLSBAD: MUSIC FROM THE HINTERLANDS of CENTRAL and EASTERN EUROPE
Yale Strom (violin, composer, filmmaker, writer, photographer, playwright) is a pioneer among revivalists in conducting extensive field research in Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans among the Jewish and Roma communities. Initially, his work focused primarily on the use and performance of klezmer music among these two groups. Gradually, his focus increased to examining all aspects of their culture, from post-World War II to the present. From more than 3 decades and 75 such research expeditions, Strom has become the world’s leading ethnographer-artist of klezmer music and history.
Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi will bring their trademark scintillating klezmer, Balkan and Roma music with a heavy dose of improvisation to New Village Arts.
The band will feature Gunnar Biggs - contrabass, Fred Benedetti - guitar, Tripp Sprague - tenor/flute, Elizabeth Schwartz - vocals, Gene Perry - Afro-Cuban perfussion and Yale Strom - violin.