ASTOR KLEZMER TRIO
From Klezmer Music to Argentine Tango there is only one step, made by the important Jewish Community living in Buenos Aires in the 1920s.
"The Astor Klezmer Trio" gives first a tribute to the most famous composer of Argentine Tango: Astor Piazzolla who dedicated to the flutist of the ensemble, Marc Grauwels his " History of the Tango ".
Tango is born in Buenos Aires around 1880, fruit of the rich mixture of different immigrants which populated Argentina in this period ; Italian, Spanish, French, Jewish and afro-Argentine. A few years later, the Jewish Community of Buenos Aires had a massive expansion. The Jewish Musicians quite naturally began playing tangos, and the composers to compose Tangos in Yiddish.
The Yiddish Tangos is the reflection of the particular History of the Jewish populations in the 20th century and of their wanderings.
From Buenos Aires to the New York theatrical scene, including Poland, some musicians took and enriched this new music, returning it in Eastern Europe, the cradle of the Klezmer Music This is the explanation of this unusual name : "The Astor Klezmer Trio".
The artists: Joëlle STRAUSS - violin & voice, Marc GRAUWELS - flute, Christophe DELPORTE - accordion