Lama Lo!

“LAMA LO!” ensemble was established in 1999 with the support of the Ministry of Absorption in Jerusalem. “LAMA LO!”(“WHY NOT!”) presents a new view of traditional Jewish folklore by blending traditional klezmer music with elements of classical, jazz and Middle Eastern ethnic music, thus forming the bright individual and creative manner of the group. It consists of 6 professional musicians: Roman Kekhman virtuoso clarnetist (soloist), Yevgeniy Lyublin (Trumpet), Yuri Povolotsky (Piano, Accordion), Yakov Entin(Violin , Bass), Eduard Rezonov(Contrabass) and Anatoly Magdalinsky (Drums). Lama Lo! participated in arrangements, organized by Knesset, the President’s House, and other governmental institutions, and took part in the opening of international klezmer festival in S’fat. All concerts organized by the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2001 and in 2002 were a great success. Israeli television (I and II channels) recorded its concerts. The ensemble performs traditional folk music as well as that composed by the ensemble’s participant, well-known Israeli composer Jury Povolotsky. In 2002, Roman Kekhman, clarinetist and soloist of the Ensemble was awarded the title of a Laureate(1 Prize) at the Competition of Jewish Music in Israel.  LAMA LO often performs together with the actress and singer Esti Svidensky(Yiddish). She was awarded the title of a Laureate at the 4 International Competitions. “LAMA LO!” has performed successfully in the best concert s hall in Israel (Jerusalem, Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Afula, Rishon Le Zion, Carmiel, Hadera etc.) and abroad (Moscow ,Minsk ,Baku, Tokio, Bangkok, Shanghai, Gong-Kong). The ensemble was awarded the title of a Laureate at the International Competition and Festivals (2000  Moscow, 2001  Minsk, 2001- Tel-Aviv, 2002  Ashdod) Bella Kressin is Director, and can be reached at: Bella Kressin, Hanofech 243/36, Gilo Bet, Jerusalem 93846. TEL-FAX:972-2-6765565, TEL.MOBIL: 972-54-292839.