Fantastic Jewish Klezmer Band – NefEsh – played in Newcastle last week

Taking a break from researching the next novel, I was lucky enough to be at a fantastic (free!) concert at the King’s Hall, Newcastle University last week to see the amazing NefEsh Trio. Made up of 3 graduates from the Conservatory in Milan, NefEsh (from the Hebrew meaning soul and fire) play a fusion of music from the Jewish diaspora – and borrows heavily from music around the world such as Jazz, Balkan and Tango.

I was bowled over by their vitality – their music was at times haunting and emotional, at others bursting with energy – and at all times delivered with panache. If you get the chance to see them, go for it.

Here are a couple of YouTube clips to give you a taste:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJIaAXY6zfM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuubW0x-uEc

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