Dutch band to open the Pera Festival
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
As part of this year’s celebration of the 400th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Turkey and Holland, Ghetto Istanbul will host the Amsterdam Klezmer Band, a Dutch klezmer band influenced by gypsy music and jazz. With their talented musicians, the band is an energetic and poetic stage act that charms international audiences. Their refreshing approach to klezmer and Balkan music transcends traditional performance and results in a lively mix of Eastern European sounds. Their instrumental skills are complemented by vocals from Alec Kopyt of Odessa and Job Chajes (also on saxophone).