Monday, June 12, 2006

Ben Laden's All-Klezmer Network

This guy has really born the brunt of 9/11. He's got a Klezmer band called Benny and Vildachayas (which in Yiddish means "wild animal" and refers to unruly kids) and this article really sums it up. Ya can't make this stuff up. Thanks Helen Wheels, for the tip to Jewsweek.

2 comments:

Dicky Neely said...

You might want to look up my friend Bill Averbach. He is in a Klesmer band in Austin. I don't have a link handy but I think you can find him under his name and maybe under Austin
Klesmer or maybe Texas Klesmer. Bill is very good and I have heard cuts from his band and I loved it. They do some old swing and jazz also.

DivaJood said...

Hi Dicky. Klezmer bands are great. But I wouldn't want to be in one with a guy named Ben Laden. Klezmer music is a form of jazz, too.

Of course, I'm completely tone deaf and could not carry a tune if it had handles, but that's a whole nother issue.