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Monday August 25 - 8:30PM
Sala Rossa
4848 St. Laurent Blvd.
Montreal, QC
$13(advance) $15(door)
Forshpil
Riga, Latvia
co-presented by Mundial Montreal and CKUT

Unique and daring, Forshpil delves into the vast catalogue of Yiddish songs, Hassidic nigunim and klezmer melodies and swirls it together with 1960s psychedelia. Analog sounds, vintage riffs and passionate singing send you on the ultimate Yiddish classic-rock trip. It's like having Jim Morrison sing at your chuppah. Formed in Riga, Latvia in 2003 as means of exploring traditional Yiddish culture, the band, led by singer Sasha Lurje and keyboardist/arranger Ilya Shneyveys, has traveled extensively to study, perform and teach at major Jewish and world music events in Russia, Germany, Poland, Canada, UK and beyond.

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