December 1, 2022


Art and Entertainment

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PUTNEY—Next Stage’s Bandwagon Summertime Collection offers Danish klezmer-jazz fusion ensemble Mames Babegenush Friday, July 29, 6 p.m. at the Putney Inn.

“It’s an honor to host intercontinental touring artists like Mames Babagenush,” Keith Marks, Executive Director of Future Phase Arts, claimed in a news launch. “The prospect to dance to their interpretations of Balkan/klezmer audio is enjoyable. This area doesn’t get to see artists like this incredibly generally, and we are thrilled to host them on their tour of the United States.”

The tunes of Mames Babegenush is described as “a sonic crossroads the place east unexpectedly meets […] north!” The youthful Danish band’s fusion marries their Scandinavian roots and components of jazz with the dance tunes and klezmer traditions of eastern Europe. “From the contemplative ambiance of Nordic snowscapes to the lively weddings of Romania, the audio of Mames Babegenush exudes a perception of the two poignant melancholy and irresistibly danceable exuberance.”

Due to the fact forming in Copenhagen in 2004, their list of awards involves the Danish Audio Award for Very best Environment Album of the Year and a few prizes awarded by the prestigious International Jewish Tunes Festival in Amsterdam, including the Jury and Viewers Prizes.

In 2020, Mames Babegenush was picked for just one of the formal showcases at WOMEX (the Environment Audio Expo) in Tampere, Finland. Their effectiveness was filmed by Finnish Television and broadcast nationwide. In 2020, the band was also an formal range for the Mundial Showcase at the APAP Convention in New York and the Folks Alliance Conference in New Orleans.

The band is comprised of Andreas Møllerhøj on double bass, Lukas Rande on saxophone, Henrik Hansen on drums, Nicolai Kornerup on accordion, Bo Rande on flügelhorn and Emil Goldschmidt on clarinet.