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Transkapela / Klezmer Carpathian Music
Album:Klezmer Carpathian Music Collection:World
Artist:Transkapela Added:Jul 2007
Label:Arc Music Inc. 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-08-05 Pull Date:2007-10-07 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Oct 7Sep 23Sep 16Sep 2Aug 26Aug 19Aug 12

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Album Review
Reviewed 2007-07-30 
This 4-piece band plays klezmer in the style of itinerant Carpathian musicians of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Folksy, earthy, very catchy. Very well played instrumentals, mostly strings: violin, trumpet, cello, perc, dulcimer, viola.

1. Starts slow, gets mid and becomes nicely toe-tapping.
*2. Voices in back, then two upbeat wedding dances.
*3. Upbeat, tinny, seems to be falling over itself.
4. Midtempo w/strings and percussion.
5. Solo fiddle then dulcimer then strings. Mid, then picks up.
*6. Trumpet starts mid, then an upbeat mélange. Bright.
7. Midtempo tango-esque w/a dark sort of beat to it.
*8. Bright, midtempo hora that gets lyrical.
9. Starts slow, rather dark. Becomes a mid/up medley.
10. Spoken intro to 3 gypsy folk dances. Mid then upbeat, then mid.
*11. Dulcimer carries this tinny, old-fashioned waltz. Very sweet.
12. Toe-tapping upbeat folk dance.
13. Short (38 seconds) w/a buzzing whistle & perc. Upbeat.
*14. Slow introduction picks up and becomes a fast dance.
15. Slow hora w/a pretty, nostalgic quality. Kind of sad.
16. 10+ minutes. Starts slow, picks up, gets almost jazzy.

Track Listing
1.Old-Time Sirba 9.Forshpil And Khusidlekh
2.Chasydzki Weselny 10.Taniec/Sztajerek Dziadka Jozka/Krakowiaczek/Foxtrot
3.Sirba-Friska 11.Wale Meritz'a
4.Zsidos Z Gyimes 12.Taniec Cygan
5.Livezile 13.Nuta Besarabska
6.Kolomyjka 14.Nuta Bukowinska - Ow Mohura
7.Stetl Tango 15.Hora Kandel'a
8.Hora Mare Din Bucovina 16.Honga Transkapela