Alicia Svigals & Mikveh

WHO:Alicia Svigals, Klezmer Violin
WHEN: 7pm
WHAT: Mikveh: The Women’s All-Star Klezmer Band
WHEN: 9pm
& WHERE: at Satalla. 37 West 26th St. NYC
WHY: great klezmer

2 sets:
Admission $12
Before the big klezmer bands of New York arose with their brass and clarinets, there were the archetypical Jewish orchestras of the old world, led by the fiddle and bourne aloft by the otherworldy sounds of the harp-like ‘tsimbl’, or Jewish hammered dulcimer. Renowned violinist Alicia Svigals, a founder of the Klezmatics and the world’s foremost klezmer fiddler, presents a program of those ancient and ecstatic Jewish melodies. Accompanied by ‘tsimblist’ Pete Rushefsky, one of the few musicians in the world to have mastered this demanding instrument; virtuoso bass player Jim Guttman of the Klezmer Conservatory Band; and N.Y.’s top scholar of the Jewish groove, drummer Aaron Alexander of Hasidic New Wave. Come prepared to party with Alicia in the ancient manner, and to commune with beloved ghosts from the East European Jewish past. More about Alicia at
The Women’s All-Star Klezmer Band
Admission $12
Mikveh: Alicia Svigals, Adrienne Cooper, Lauren Brody, Susan Hoffman Watts, Catherine Popper
Mikveh is a supergroup of the top women in klezmer, including renowned Yiddish singer Adrienne Cooper, Klezmatics founder Alicia Svigals on fiddle, charismatic trumpeter Susan Watts of the Hoffman klezmer dynasty, ethnic accordion wizard Lauren Brody, and soulful bass player Catherine Popper. Together, they rock out with sizzling dance music and riveting Yiddish/English songs, both ancestral and ! brand new. More about Mikveh at
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