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Chava Alberstein & The Klezmatics

Yiddish music from the renowned Israeli diva and her klezmer band. Israeli singer Chava Alberstein teams with New York-based klezmer ensemble The Klezmatics to create The Well, fifteen songs exploring the rich tradition of Yiddish poetry as set to music. Described as "sweet and evocative, profound and sorrowful" (New York Times) and chosen as one of the best world music recordings of 1998 (New York Times), The Well is built upon the classic writings of 20th century Yiddish poets as set to Chava's tender musical compositions and performed by these masterful artists. Produced by Grammy Award winner Ben Mink, well known for his work in the pop world (k.d. lang). "Ms. Alberstein's voice is remarkable and The Klezmatics play with power and restraint. A perfect match! The Well is extraordinary&sweet, evocative, sorrowful and profound." -The New York Times "This collaboration between a post-modern klezmer band and Israeli traditional music diva yields a stunning result. Producer Ben Mink (k.d. lang) contributes guitar and mandolin, adding yet another layer to this complex and energetic musical event." -CMJ "The Yiddish longing of Alberstein's universal voice. If there is any hope for humanity as we knew it, it's here." -LA Weekly

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