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Abraham Inc   US/Canada

We are thrilled to welcome back to Ashkenaz, Abraham Inc, the 9- piece Jewish -funk supergroup co-led by the titanic trio of Read More

Jinta La-Mvta   Japan

Tokyo’s Jinta-la-Mvta is a unique ensemble that combines its own roots in Japanese folkloric music traditions with influences from Jewish, Greek, Balkan Read More

The Klezmatics   New York

Celebrating their 30th anniversary with the release of a brand new CD at Ashkenaz, the Grammy-award winning Klezmatics have been redefining Yiddish roots music for three decades. Read More

Semer Ensemble   Germany

Germany’s Semer Ensemble is a world-class supergroup of Berlin-based musicians and singers who create fresh interpretations and provocative, contemporary arrangements of repertoire Read More

Muzsikás   Hungary

For over 40 years, the  musicians of Budapest’s Muzsikás Ensemble have been the leading global emissaries of Hungarian folk music. Their legendary Read More

Baladino   Israel

With its members hailing from Berlin and Tel Aviv, Baladino is a Mediterranean folk band that offers fresh, yet deeply authentic interpretations of Sephardic and Ladino melodies and brings this tradition back into full, fresh dialogue with its trans-Mediterranean past. Read More

Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra   Montreal

Montreal’s Gypsy Kumbia Orchestra is an explosion of music and dance, circus and imagination. The band is a creative chaos that fuses Afro-Colombian Read More

Daniel Kahn   Berlin

“Song Smuggler” An intimate set of new and used songs, smuggled over the borders of Yiddish, Russian, German, and English, into unmapped Read More

Amit Weisberger   France

“Kabaretale” Violinist, singer, actor and dancer Amit Weisberger has quickly established himself among the major artists of the French klezmer and Yiddish Read More

Lucidarium Ensemble   Italy/Switzerland

Lucidarium Ensemble specializes in bringing little-known repertoires from the Renaissance and Middle Ages back to life in an entertaining, engaging way designed Read More

Lemon Bucket Orkestra   Toronto

From Toronto to New York, Budapest to Berlin, audiences are hailing the Lemon Bucket Orkestra as folk music revolutionaries. Self-described as a Read More

Beyond the Pale   Toronto

Celebrating their 18th anniversary at Ashkenaz 2016, Beyond the Pale are known for their unique brand of boundary-busting Eurofolk fusion, featuring inventive Read More

Jaffa Road   Toronto

Jaffa Road group has created a unique sonic landscape that draws easily and organically from the worlds of sacred and secular Jewish Read More

Zusha   NYC

Zusha is a World Soul band led by Shlomo Gaisin (vocals), Elisha Mlotek (percussion) and Zachariah Goldschmiedt (guitar). Their music focuses on Read More

Mark Rubin   New Orleans

Oklahoma-born, Texas-reared, and now living in New Orleans, multi-instrumentalist Mark Rubin is an unabashed Southern Jew, known equally for his muscular musicianship Read More

Zhenya Lopatnik   Ukraine

Ukraine’s Zhenya Lopatnik is a leading voice in a new generation of Yiddish singers and songwriters emerging from the former Soviet Union. Born Read More

Nicole Borger   Brazil/NY

Brazilian chanteuse Nicole Borger creates fresh interpretations of Yiddish song classics, translating them into Portugese and setting them to a kaleidoscope of Read More

Canadian Cabaret

Canada’s thriving Jewish music scene takes the spotlight with performances from some of the leading new artists and veterans of the scene. Read More

Oktopus   Montreal

Montreal’s Oktopus is one of the most vibrant new voices in Canada’s world music scene. Their spirited blend of traditional East-European melodies Read More

Yiddish Cabaret

The mameloshen takes centre stage with a variety show format featuring musicians and artists from around the corner and across the globe. Read More

Klezmer Showcase   Toronto

A showcase of the local klezmer music community, beginning with the “student ensembles” from the previous weeks workshops with Semer Ensemble, followed Read More

Janet and Jak Esim Quartet   Turkey

Istanbul’s Janet and Jak Esim are among the greatest performers and researchers of Ladino song in the world today. Most of the Read More

Sandcatchers   NYC

Sandcatchers was formed in the corner of Cheryl’s, a soul food restaurant on the corner of Underhill avenue and Eastern Parkway in Read More

The Mayors of Sambor   Winnipeg

Winnipeg sibling act features members of Finjan explores the intersection east European folk traditions with classical chamber music. Read More

Zev Feldman Trio   New York/Montreal

The Zev Feldman Trio is a neo-traditionalist ensemble that performs Klezmer music in the small group style of 19th century Europe, while Read More

Nomadica   Toronto

Nomadica re-imagines and recombines the rich, soulful and righteously celebratory musics of the Arabs, Gypsies and Jews. Led by Juno-award winning trumpeter Read More

The Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative   Toronto/Montreal/NYC

The Israeli-Iranian Musical Initiative (I=I) is a Toronto based collective of Israeli and Iranian musicians whose mission is to suggest a path of Read More

The Horables   Toronto

The Horables strive to evoke the immediacy and excitment of acoustic folk music played spontaneously on a street corner or at a Read More

Ventanas   Toronto

Tamar Ilana and her trans-Mediterranean ensemble Ventanas embrace the varied instrumental and melodic traditions of the Sephardic Jews of North Africa, the Balkans, and Read More