(Akord Records / Kulturni center Maribor, ARCD 025 / FREE CD 047, 2013)
Dear listeners, radio hosts and music lovers, Akord Records, a label under Kulturni center Maribor has published the single: Kontra kvartet – ODESSA BULGAR
The song was released on their debut album: Shalom
The single is available through the following links:
Video Single: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOCdMWoQwPc
MP3 zip: http://www.ljudmila.org/subkulturni-azil/front/img/admin/file/Kontra_kvartet_-_Odessa_Bulgar_MP3.zip
Acoustic ethno-folk group Kontra kvartet comes from Maribor, Slovenia. Academically trained professional musicians, who do not have Jewish roots themselves, found a common way of expression by playing a genre of Jewish traditional music known as klezmer.
Klezmer is a musical tradition of Jewish troubadours which includes many popular songs from various indigenous cultures: Russian, Polish, Ukrainian, Lithuanian, Greek, Hungarian, Gypsy (Roma), Balkan, Ottoman (Turkish), Arabic.This fusion of different traditions together with assimilated American jazz genre is what represents a challenge for the members of Kontra-Kvartet. Klezmer is a vibrant, melodic, sensual, joyous, yet very dramatic music full of passion, that won’t leave you indifferent. In the year 2011 the group successfully performed at the Klezmer Festival in Tzafat (northern Israel)