Be part of a hot street band led by the top horn players from Philadelphia, Tokyo, and the Reunion Islands! Wataru Okuma is clarinetist with the Japanese klezmer band, Jinta-laMvta, and an expert in Chindon (Japanese street music). Zilien Biret is a wonderful multi-kulti Creole Kumbia klezmer clarinet wizard. Frank London has been exploring Fanfarras for 35 years with Les Misérables Brass Band, the Klezmer Brass Allstars and others. Christian Dawid has worked with the Podolian brass band, Konsonans Retro, for years.
Together this fanfarra (street brass, wind, and percussion ensemble) will make ecstatic Jewish, Japanese, Balkan, Greek Hasapikos, and Creole street and dance music. Open to all instruments – but it might be loud.
Wataru says: “How wonderful it sound! I cannot wait the August! Fanfare! Klezmer! Balkan! Creole! These my favorite things will meet Chindon the Japanese funky street music!? It must be incredible & historical meeting and there must happen unknown musical alchemy!!!”
This should be epic. You’ll have fun.
Faculty: Christian Dawid, Frank London, Zilien Biret, and Wataru Okuma
Level: Intermediate to Advanced