Sunday, January 15, 2017

Musical Showcase: Meet Gefilte Drive, Russian Israeli Band Singing Tumbalalaika

 
In 2012 we started following the Yiddish folk love song Tumbalalaika from its origins in Eastern Europe in the 19th century, to its migration to just about everywhere in the world, in vocal and instrumental versions, in cabarets and in the movies.


We've also been showcasing new  Jewish musical groups that are new on the scene and make music that we like a lot.
Today's post lets us continue both of these traditions. This week we came across an Israeli musical group called Gefilte Drive that blends the rhythms of folk and popular Israeli music as well as klezmer and kosher rock'n'roll.

In this video they perform a unique interpretation of Tumbalalalaika that's filled with energy and visuals from all over Israel. You won't recognize the melody but the lyrics are the traditional Yiddish ones.

Enjoy!

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