YSKFI is the international Klezmer band playing traditional Jewish dance music. And it's based in Berlin, Europe's secret capital of Klezmer and Yiddish music, center of attraction for musicians from all over the world whose roots are distinguishable despite all merging and blending.

So another klezmer revival? How many have there been since 1910? Is this music so weak in the knees that it has to be reanimated every twenty years?

We say: Klezmer is all vivid and we have the proof:

YSKFI take us on an emotional journey into Yiddishland. Their new recording IT'S KLEZMER! is inspired by Klezmer music from the first half of the 20th century and songs played at weddings and festivities in East European shtetls. A band for the whole familiy that will make you want to get out of your seat and dance!


1. Freylikher yontov (Trad.) 2:50

2. Hora (Trad.) 2:01
3. Sura u ravina (Trad.) 2:56

4. In droysn geyt a regn (Trad./ Trad.) 3:58
5. Lullaby (Trad.) 2:41
6. Tants, tants (Trad./ Trad.) 2:11

7. Nishtu gedacht (Trad.) 1:37
8. Der yidisher soldat (Naftule Brandwein) 3:37
9. Bughici (Trad.) 1:32
10. Medley (Trad.) 4:36

11. Me firt di kole (Trad./ Trad.) 3:13

12. Eateleh (Jacob Hoffman) 2:39

13. Vos hot lib a yidele (Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman / Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman) 4:18

Total playing time: 38:09

Samuel Maquin:
Sanne Möricke: accordion
Michael Tuttle: bass
Hampus Melin:



Sasha Lurje: voice
Vanessa Vromans: violin
Detlef Pegelow: tuba
Christine de Pierro: trumpet

Recorded 2014 at WSLS Studio, Berlin. Recording Engineer: Anders Christophersen.

Mixed by Thomas Stern at "Sternenstaub" Studio, Berlin.
Mastered by Jens Tröndle at Fünfton Studio, Berlin.


Cover painting by Luciano Cataldo.
Layout by Irina Steinbrecher.

Release date: May 20th, 2015


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