The popular Dutch group De Amsterdam Klezmer Band consists of seven self-willed and sparkling musicians. The group radiates the true spirit of traditional klezmer music and never fails to surprise with their original new compositions, incorporating other musical styles such as blues, rap and funk. Gypsy and Balkan music have always played a part in the swinging klezmer music of the Amsterdam Klezmer Band. Using clarinet, trumpet, trombone, saxophone, accordeon, double bass and voice the Amsterdam Klezmer Band brings the infectious enthousiasm, authentic emotionality, passion and mirth of klezmer music.
Kulsan introduced the Amsterdam Klezmer Band to the Galata Gypsy Band from Turkey, a group whose virtuoso performances on clarinet, kanun, violin as well as oud, and darbuka and other percussion instruments classes them among the very top musicians of Turkish Gypsy music. Folk and Balkan music together with their own particular Gypsy touch are the ingredients of their heartwarming music, with its tempo and rhythms which never fail to stir.
The Amsterdam Klezmer Band and the Galata Gypsy Band together treat their audience to an unforgettable feast of music.
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"Der Terkishe Yale Ve Vole"
The Amsterdam Klezmer Band:
Janfie van Strien - clarinet
Gijs Levelt - trumpet
Job Chajes - alto saxophone, vocals
Joop van der Linden - trombone. bariton, percussion
Theo van Tol - accordion
Jasper de Beer - double bass, guitar-banjo
Alec Kopyt - vocals, percussion
Göksel Zurna - clarinet, davul
Selami Karaali - violin
Hicret Onat - kanun
Mehmet Yerkabartan - ud
Remzi Üründükü - darbuka