JMI KlezFest Faculty 2008
AndraLaMoussia is a world music group based in Jerusalem. AndraLaMoussia (ALM) means chaos in ancient Hebrew and, like their name, their music reflects the diverse cultural reality they live in. Since the release of their first album the band played many venues in Israel and Europe, among them at the Israel Festival's Jazz Club, Jerusalem's Days of Jewish Music Festival and "La Vie de la Sieta" Festival in Italy. ALM has collaborated with many artists among them NYC based trumpeter Frank London of the klezmatics, Shaanan Street ("Hadag Nachash" rapper) and more. The group's unique approach to tradition and cultural diversity makes them true ambassadors of contemporary culture in Jerusalem. The group is currently recording their second album (expected 2008).
The play what they hear. During a short stroll through a street in Jerusalem one can hear singing from synagogues, turkish pop music blaring at a music shop, traditional mqqamat sung at mosques and klezmer clarinet. All these and more found their way into their music.
You can hear them on Monday 11th August at Richmond Synagogue, on Wednesday 13th August as part of Klezmer Klimax concert, and on Thursday 14th August at West London Synagogue performing with Moshe Berlin.
For more details on any of these perfomances, please contact Laoise.
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