Event Details

The Kugels (Arts on Tour NZ)

When is it?
Sat 28 Sep

Music that makes you want to dance – wild, spirited and haunting. Take three former members of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Robin Perks, Debbie Rawson and Jacqueline Nordon, a top New Zealand composer and Arts Laureate, Ross Harris, and a shared passion for Klezmer music, and you have The Kugels! The folk idiom of the Jewish people, Klezmer, was originally played at weddings and other celebrations in Eastern and Central Europe This music gained popularity in America with the arrival of Yiddish speaking immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, assimilating jazz elements into the mix.