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Saturday, July 24: RUSSIA  5:00p.m. - Music

Ljova and the Kontraband is chamber-jam music for the "remix generation". Eastern-European and Gypsy melodies, Latin rhythms, jazz-inspired improvisations, and classical forms are given new meanings in original compositions that forge a new direction while gazing towards the past.

Founded by maverick film composer, arranger, and violist Lev 'LJOVA' Zhurbin [hailed by Billboard as "one of New York's fastest rising composers and instrumentalists"], the ensemble features his close collaborators on vocals, accordion, bass and percussion.

Inspired by Ljova's collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Osvaldo Golijov, the Kronos Quartet, Jay-Z and others, the compositions dazzle with intricate textures, odd rhythms and lilting melodies.

"Richly textured palette featuring Eastern European and Gypsy melodies beautifully offset by Latin-tinged rhythms."  --New Yorker

Website: www.ljova.com/kontraband

     
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EPK   Mnemosyne (It's autumn in the country I remember...)
     
 
     
     
     
    connectBBP

 

 

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