Klezmer was originally played by jewish musicians in Eastern Europe and the Balkans - klezmorim. Similar to the roma-musicians the klezmorim were versatile and skillful and were therefore sought after musicans for weddings, bar mitzvas, funerals etc. The jewish traditional folkmusic were also influenced by the local traditions and the gypsy music. The language used be the jews was jiddish – a language that still lives on.
The Danish klezmer orchestra KLEZMOFOBIA is the living proof that an energetic mixture of tradition and renewal takes the music to places it has never been before. KLEZMOFOBIA is cheerful melancholy on Yiddish. A powerful and fascinating jumble of very old Yiddish klezmer elements and modern rock beats.