Fourteen leading klezmer (Yiddish) and lautari (Roma) musicians, unite to lead a multi-cultural experience. Formed and directed by Alan Bern, and funded by a grant from the European Union, this performance presents a supergroup that creates powerful, deeply emotional music. Theirs is a collective sound that restores a centuries-old cooperation between two groups who inhabited the same space in present-day Moldova before being torn apart by war, the holocaust and immigration.
Featuring distinguished soloists from seven countries, The Other Europeans – which received the Best Practices in Favour of the Roma Community award from the European Commission – seeks to build new cultural relationships, mainly between two peoples often considered marginally European, but who have played a key role in creating and transmitting European musical traditions.
The Other Europeans will be held in St Agatha’s Auditorium, Rabat, on the 3rd February 2018.