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Klezmerama

Klezmerama:

Sónnica Yepes, voice (Spain, Germany)
Heidi Erbrich, electric violin (UK)
Lucas Castellano, accordion (Galicia,Spain)
Paul FitzGerald, electric bass (Ireland, USA)
Eva Domingo, percussion (Valencia, Spain)

 

Klezmerama is eclectic, electric klezmer: global rhythms united with lively klezmer melodies & timeless songs from the Yiddish musical theater.

Traditional timbres from the accordion intertwine through the soundscape of the electric violin, whilst the darbuka dances along with the funky electric bass.
Communication & audience participation are central to Klezmerama’s performances, enticing the public into their vibrant world. Since their inicial formation in 2020 Klezmerama has been winning over audiences with their infectious energy and their fresh, new interpretations of old klezmer classics.
All the members of Klezmerama come from successful careers as professional musicians, with very varied musical backgrounds, but they are united together by their love of this very special repertoire.

 

Klezmerama was founded by Heidi Erbrich (electric violin) and Eva Domingo (percussion), who together were winners of the Carles Santos award for best crossover/fusion cd of the year in 2021, with their group Besarabia.

Klezmerama is their new project in which they want to bring their concept of making music without borders or boundaries to the klezmer/Yiddish repertory. They are joined by the powerful, jazzy voice of Sonnica Yepes, the grooving electric bass of Irish born, American bass player, Paul  Fitzgerald, and the thrilling tones of  accordionist, Pau Barberá.

Klezmerama, award-winning group at the Folkez Blai 2023 festival

First time lucky! Klezmerama participated in their first competition and became one of the prize winners….
YES!

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Management & Booking :
tel. (0034) 659 465 711
email : klezmerama@gmail.com
instagram: @klezmerama
facebook: klezmerama

Sonnica Yepes

Sónnica Yepes – vocals

The daughter of actors, Sonnica grew up in Madrid. From 1995 to 2015 she lived in Germany, where she studied and began her career as a singer in the European jazz and world music scene, collaborating with many renowned musicians. She was a member of “Slixs and Friends” that interpreted Bobby McFerrin’s “VOCABularies”. Under his direction she performed and toured during 2013 and 2014. She has also recorded many works as a solo artist. In 2015, she moved to Valencia, Spain, where she has recorded two albums and worked with organisations such as Sedajazz. Her most recent recordings are:

-SINCRONICIDAD . Sónnica Yepes and Kontxi Lorente. Playing the Music of Sting & The Police. Sedajazz Records 2018
– Só ART “Minimal” . Carles Llusar and Sónnica Yepes. Discmedi Barcelona 2019. Produced by Nacho Mañó.

Heidi Erbrich

Heidi Erbrich – violín eléctrico

Heidi Erbrich studied baroque violin at the Royal Academy of Music in London and at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. She has performed throughout Europe with conductors such as Hermann Max, Richard Egarr, Erik van Nevel and Carles Magraner. She is currently co-leader of the early music orchestra Florilegium Musicum, in the Netherlands, and co-founder of the chamber music group In Stil Moderno. Due to her inquisitive mentality and love of many genres of music, her career has led her to play with groups of varying musical styles such as jazz, rock, Cuban son, klezmer music and also with her own folk-funk group in the Netherlands, Red Herring.
Since 2013 she is a founding member of the group Besarabia. The group specializes in Balkan, Klezmer and Mediterranean music and, more recently, their own compositions, with which they have won several awards as well as international acclaim, performing at festivals and concert venues throughout Spain, Moldova and England. She also imparts improvisation workshops both in Spain and in the Netherlands.

Lucas Castellano - Acordeón

Lucas Castellano – Acordeón

Su carrera musical comienza con 8 años en la banda de música de su pueblo, Redondela. Desde entonces ha actuado en diversas agrupacións de estilos variados. Estudia saxofón clásico en el conservatorio y posteriormente jazz en el “Seminario permanente de Pontevedra” y la escuela Ool Ya Koo de Granada.
En 2014 conoce la música klezmer al integrarse en el grupo Fanfarria Taquikardia, con el que recorrerá la península ibérica tocando en fiestas y festivales.
En 2020, durante la pandemia, descubre el acordeón, instrumento del que se enamora locamente y empieza a recibir clases de Juanjo Mariño (Galicia) y Bojan Antonijevic  (Serbia).
En estos pocos años con el instrumento ha sido profesor en la escuela Trepia de Pontevedra y ha actuado profesionalmente con el grupo Breocáns, con el que graba el trabajo Darrúa. Paralelamente ha estado tocando en las calles de Galicia y Valencia. Para este música gallego las calles son sus escenarios favoritos, donde todo sucede mágica y espontáneamente. La finalidad y principal motivación de su música es alegrar a las personas que pasan por sus inesperados conciertos y hacer su día más bonito con la música de su acordeón.

 

Paul Fitzgerald

Paul FitzGerald – bajo eléctrico

The Belfast born bassist has gained a reputation for establishing solid rhythms for a variety of artists. While living in California he released four albums and toured the USA with the Los Angeles based group, Bullet Made Statues. As a member of the R&B/Funk outfit House Arrest and other groups, he has shared the stage with many well known acts including Lakeside, Rose Royce, the Dazz Band, Culture, and Ben Kinney among others. Now based in Valencia, Spain, Paul plays in a wide variety of groups including Xixa Morá, Klezmerama and Alberto Amar’s “The Day”.

Eva Domingo - Darbuka - Klezmer - Klezmerama - Valencia Spain

Eva Domingo – percusión / voz

Eva Domingo is both actress and musician. After finishing her studies in dramatic art she founded the theater group Rodamons theater-Trencaclosques,
(1996-2012). Whilst performing with Rodamons, she developed an interest and began studying, percussion for medieval and renaissance music, which resulted in her recording several albums and performing numerous concerts throughout Spain. She combined her profession as an actress whilst continuing her studies of percussion in Arab, Turkish, Balkan and Persian music; studying with Joansa Maravilla (Aljub), Diego López (L’Ham de Foc), Pedram Khavarzamini and Zohar Fresco and began an extensive study of Mediterranean singing with Elma Sambeat. She was a member of the group Duna with Elma Sambeat and Eduard Navarro, and she is a founding member of the award winning trio Besarabia, along with Klezmerama. She is a member of the Pen’jam improvisation collective (electronics and dance) and she is director of the performance piece ‘Cuerpos Sonoros’, that integrates ceramics and percussion.

Conciertos 2023

 

  • Viernes 17 de noviembre – 32 Festival de Folklore en Villena (Alicante)
  • Domingo 19 de noviembre, 13:30h. – La fábrica de Hielo – Valencia
  • Sábado 16 de septiembre, 22:00h. – Festival Uclés Música. Monasterio de Uclés. – Cuenca
  • Sábado 9 de septiembre, 18:30h. – Folkezblai- la plaza Cardenal Orbe de Ermua
  • Jueves 29 de junio, 22:00h. – Festival Internacional Música Serfadi – Córdoba
  • Jueves 19 de enero, 20:30h. – Fundación Tres Culturas. Isla de la Cartuja – Sevilla

Conciertos 2022

 

  • Sábado 7 mayo 12:30h. – Casa del Mar – Valencia
  • Sábado 21 mayo 20:00h. – Festival Murcia tres culturas
  • Domingo 29 mayo 19:00h. – Estudios Romeral, l’Eliana
  • Viernes 22 de julio 22:30h. – Canet d’en Berenguer
  • Domingo 16 de octubre 13:00h. – Ojalá – Lliria
  • Sábado 19 de noviembre 18:00h. – Cultura als Barrís – Parc del carrer de Sant Pancraci,  Marxalenes – Valencia

Management & Booking :

tel. (0034) 659 465 711
email : klezmerama@gmail.com
instagram: @klezmerama
facebook: klezmerama

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