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Event Archive - The Klez: The Klez

Fri. October 9th 2015 Upstairs Lounge - Oak Bay Recreation Centre (All Ages)
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm doors at 6:00 pm
Tickets at: Ivy's Bookshop, Oak Bay Recreation Centre reception
The Klez perform Eastern European music filled with minor chords & heart-felt joy! Born in a crossroads of many civilizations, Klezmer music includes the haunting qualities of Jewish, Balkan, Turkish, Eastern European, Greek and Gypsy music. Alluring rhythms and exotic modes can change several times, even within one song. The melodies often combine happy and sad themes that reflect the nature of life.

The Klez also play Sephardic music, lovely ballads of the Jews who were driven out of Spain in 1492. Some of Sephardic songs are old indeed and are reminiscent of medieval Spain, when Jews, Christians and Muslims shared a fruitful era of relative peace.

Both Klezmer and Sephardic genres are music filled with love and longing, and heart-felt joy. They are wonderful examples of foot tapping music, rich with stories of hope and survival. We also enjoy singing traditional folk songs in Hebrew, Yiddish and Ladino.

The Upstairs Lounge @ Oak Bay Recreation Centre is a licensed all ages restaurant, doors open at 6:00 pm so you can join us for dinner and drinks before the show starts at 7:30 pm.

Advance tickets: $12 available at Ivy's Books and the Oak Bay Recreation Centre Reception | $15 at the door
Online tickets at

Audiences are encouraged to both dance and sing along.


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