Mames Babegenush was founded in Copenhagen in 2004. It is a six-piece ensemble that combines klezmer music, Scandinavian roots and Eastern European traditions.
Lineup: Andreas Møllerhøj on double bass; Lukas Rande on saxophones; Morten Ærø on drums; Nicolai Kornerup on accordion; Bo Rande on flügelhorn; and Emil Goldschmidt on clarinet.
Klezmer Killed The Radiostar (Calibrated Music, 2009) My Heart Aches When The Angels Dance (Gateway Music, 2011) Full Moons & Pay Days [Remixes and Originals] (Gateway Music, 2012) Mames Babegenush (Math Records, 2014) Mames Babegenush with Strings (Galileo Records, 2017)
Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music has announced the new season of its World Music Wednesday & Global Dance Party series. The weekly events provide a showcase of world music and dance featuring some of the finest local and touring talent. Most World Music Wednesday concerts are free with a $10 suggested donation. Global Dance Party ticket prices vary.
September 4, 8:30 PM – Mames Babegenush – World Music Wednesday
September 11, 8:30 PM – Subrata Bhattacharya & Abhisek Lahiri / Lucio Feuillet Quinteto – World Music Wednesday
September 18, 7:00 PM – Jeremy Dutcher / The Englewood/Soweto Exchange – World Music Wednesday – World Music Festival Chicago
September 18, 8:30 PM – Beppe Gambetta – World Music Wednesday – Rescheduled from January 30
September 25, 7:00 PM – The Gurdjieff Ensemble / HaitiDansCo – World Music Wednesday – World Music Festival Chicago
September 28, 8:30 PM – Jimmy Träskelin and Tallari – Global Dance Party
Mames Babegenush is an award-winning klezmer music band from Denmark. On their new album With Strings, Mames Babegenush goes beyond klezmer, exploring the traditional musics of northern and eastern Europe.
As the album title indicates, the brass and woodwind-fueled Mames Babegenush collaborates with a string ensemble featuring violins and cellos.
The lineup include Emil Goldschmidt on clarinet; Lukas Bjørn Rande on saxophone; Bo Rande on flügelhorn; Nicolai Kornerup on accordeon; Andreas Møllerhøj on bass; and Morten Ærø on drums. The Livestrings ensemble includes Andrea Gyarfas Brahe on violin; Lisa Marie Vogel on violin; Sidsel Most on bratsch; Samira Dayyani on cello; and Live Johansson on cello.
With Strings is a vibrant album that takes the listener on a wild ride throughout klerzmer music and beyond.