Bonia’s Nigun – Cartagena Chosidl

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The second track blends “Bonia’s Nigun” – a traditional Hasidic chant melody adapted from a classic arrangement by Bonia Shur – and “Cartagena Chosidl,” an original klezmer/cumbia tune by composer Rick Faulkner. His mélange of Latin and Hasidic musical influences fuses Colombian rhythm and Eastern European scale and harmony.


from Mazel Means Good Luck, released November 25, 2014
Traditional nigunim, adapted from arrangement by Bonia Shur. Klezmer cumbia by Rick Faulkner



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METROPOLITAN KLEZMER, established in 1994, brings eclectic exuberance to Yiddish musical genres from all over the map. Performing vibrant versions of lesser-known gems from wedding dance, trance, folk, swing and tango styles, as well as soundtrack material from vintage Yiddish films, they re-invent tradition with both irreverence and respect… an exhilarating journey! ... more

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