Hidden sides of Jewish music: Kleztory

A radio Show broadcasted on Radio SHALOM Montreal, hosted by Hélène Engel

Les faces cachées de la musique juive - 2012, Radio SHALOM Montréal (1650 AM)

Helène Engel present to us a Klezmer band, Kleztory founded in 2000.
The five musicians playing in this band are Elvira Misbakhova (violin), Airat Ichmouratov (clarinet, bass clarinet, duclar), Mark Peetsma (doublebass), Dany Nicolas (guitar) et Mélanie Bergeron (accordion).

Kleztory does musical arrangements of the tradtional repertoire, blending klezmer and world music.

Discography :
• 2001 - Kleztory – Musique Klezmer
• 2004 - Klezmer avec Yuli Turovsky et l’Orchestre de chambre I Musici de Montréal (Chandos Records)
• 2007 - Nomade (Amerix)
• 2013 - Arrival (Amerix)
• 2017 - Nigun (Amerix)


Hélène Engel is a singer, musicologist, author, composer and arranger. She is interested in all aspects of Jewish music, from the collecting of historical sounds to today’s compositions. Based in Montreal, she hosts the radio show " The hidden sides of Jewish Music" on Radio SHALOM Montreal.

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  • Kleztory 1ère partie - Hélène Engel (Radio SHALOM Montréal)

  • Kleztory 2ème partie - Hélène Engel (Radio SHALOM Montréal)

  • Kleztory 3ème partie - Hélène Engel (Radio SHALOM Montréal)

  • Kleztory 4ème partie - Hélène Engel (Radio SHALOM Montréal)

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