September 5, 2015
The Nisht Geferlach Klezmer Band will bring the soulful and stirring music of the Jews of Eastern Europe and New York’s Lower East Side to Johnson State College for a Monday, Sept. 14, concert.
The performance at 7 p.m. in Stearns Student Center’s Performance Space is free and open to the public.
Entranced by the rhythms and spirit of klezmer music, a group of central Vermont musicians formed the band in 1981. “Nisht Geferlach” means “not dangerous.” More colloquially, it means “relax, it won’t kill you.”
The band plays songs from the golden age of New York’s Yiddish Theater as well as freilachs, bulgars and other lively instrumentals that display the Dixieland influence on Jewish immigrant musicians.
Learn more about the band on its website.