SoCalled Klezmer

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It sometimes takes audiences a song or two to figure out whether all of this is just one big post-modern joke—SoCalled makes you want to hunt down a Cossack and throw a cream pie in his face. But it’s that playfulness that makes the music the perfect antidote to the avant-klez scene spawned in the 1970s, whose most recent efforts to reinterpret the Jewish music of the past have come to feel more like musicology dissertations than sweaty and raucous Ashkenazi feeding frenzies. “I’m not interested in making avant-garde, radical music,” says the 28-year-old DJ. “I just want to make dopey dope culture, while bringing the fatness of our poetry, our tradition and style to the world.”

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