Making their Manhattan debut—direct from Ukraine—Kommuna Lux delivers a thrilling mix of Klezmer and rowdy speakeasy tunes with a bohemian Black Sea coastal vibe. They will be joined by special guests David Amram, Frank London, and Willie Nile.
The musical style of Kommuna Lux consists of street bandit folklore, Jewish folk music and Balkan rhythms. The band jokingly calls themselves the “Odesa musical cooperative”. Their performance is not only about the music, because there is also plenty of stage presence. Odesa mysteries, special humor, “tricks”, bidding, and uninvited guests – these combined into a unique entertainment experience, and became their special style as a business card of the whole Odesa, and later influenced international recognition.
An interesting fact is after the appearance of vocalist Bagrat Tsurkan in the team, they expanded their stylistic range. Following his entry to the group, Ukrainian songs were also added to Odesa-Jewish folklore in the repertoire.
Profits to the Ukraine Children’s Action Project
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