22nd February 2019 (Friday)
Little Theatre Group Auditorium, Mandi House, 1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi – 110001
The Polish Institute New Delhi is excited to present a concert on Klezmer music by the Rzeszow Klezmer Band, a renowned music group from Poland. Rzeszow Klezmer Band is one of the best-known bands in Poland, and across Europe, playing Klezmer music, which is a kind of Jewish music. Klezmer music genre is an interesting mix of songs, instrumental music and melodious dance tunes that are popular across Poland and Eastern and Central Europe. This kind of music has been played by the Polish Jews (but not only Polish Jews exclusively), on occasions such as weddings and birth anniversaries.
About Rzeszow Klezmer Band
Rzeszow Klezmer Band was formed In November 2004 in Rzeszów, Poland, due to the exhibition dedicated to Bruno Schulz (a famous a Polish Jewish writer), which took place at city art gallery at that time. No one thought then, that a coincidence and the passion of young artists would become the starting point of a great adventure with Klezmer music. Initially, the band had humble beginning, giving local concerts in Rzeszow. The band members’ musical talent, however, gained them popularity within a year, and since then there has been no looking back. The band has performed more than 300 concerts not only in Poland, but also across Lithuania, Armenia, Georgia, Romania, Greece and Macedonia, among other European countries. They are performing in India, for the first time.