Litvakus and Raya Brass Band

Saturday, September 8, 2012
9:30pm until 11:30pm
Joes Pub
425 Lafayette St, New York, New York 10003-7021

Klezmer & Balkan team up and hit the famed stage of the Public Theare’s Joe’s Pub. It’s SATURDAY, it’s NIGHT (motzey shabes), it’s LIVE. What could be better? – YOU attending this event!

Litvakus band led by Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch performs traditional pieces of the Lithuanian and Belarusian Jewish community, as well as Zisl’s original compositions, creating a bridge between the old-time North-Eastern European shtetls and the present-day New York’s folk, klezmer, and theater scene.
“Dmitri Slepovich’s trilling clarinet makes for irresistible dancing music.” -Forward

Raya Brass Band does it on the dance floor, mashing up the music of Eastern Europe with American dance grooves. Featuring odd meters, unusual scales and a fine helping of gorgeous Balkan and Romany (Gypsy) melodies played on reeds, trumpet, accordion, tuba and drums, Raya Brass Band brings the East European get-down wherever it goes.

“…There’s been a buzz about this band lately and it’s well-deserved…These guys took [the party] up a notch.” -Lucid Culture