David Krakauer thrills! Klezmer triumphs!

Fay Singer, David Krakauer, Matthew Reid

David Krakauer pulled out all the stops and the audience responded in trumps. Klezmer Madness was a concert that showcased Krakauer and his extraordinary collaboration with Matthew Reid and the Playing with Fire musos. The concdert kicked off with 5 numbers with Matthew Reid starting with only violin, accordion and double base.  The next numbers […]

Ot Azey provides a Yiddish respite

Leina Sank and Philip Todres

Ot Azey brought a Yiddishe shmeykhel (smile – for those who didn’t attend) to many faces during the 3-day Yiddish course. ‘Dean’ Clara Gersholowitz was in charge of the Yiddish advanced class and thrilled with a selection of readings from the Forwards in Yiddish, with translations and commentary.  The intermediate group were taken through their […]

Krakauer interview on FMR at 1.30pm on Monday

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David Krakauer will be interviewed by Beryl Eichenberger on Cape Diary on Fine Music Radio – FMR101.3fm. Find out about the man and his music when Krakauer is a guest on Cape Diary, on air between 1.00 and 2.oopm every Monday and Tuesday. David Krakauer will be talking about his concert Klezmer Madness that takes […]

Klezmer: Cape Town Shpiel CD


If you listened in to World Cafe on FMR you would have heard two cuts from the CD Cape Town Shpiel. Giuliana Cockcroft was chatting to Matthew Reid about his upcoming concert with David Krakauer, internationally renowned klezmer clarinettist extraordinaire.  Klezmer Madness is the title of this get together at the Baxter Theatre on 21 […]

Rediscovering his Jewish soul in the sound of klezmer


“My ancestry is Eastern European Jewish,” David Krakauer explains of his interest, in a telephone interview with Moira Schneider from the Aspen (Colorado) Music Festival where he is currently performing. Cape Town is in for a treat when leading New York-based klezmer music exponent David Krakauer performs with Matthew Reid and his Playing with Fire […]

Tune in to World Cafe on FMR on Wednesday


World Cafe presented by Giuliana Cockcroft on FMR on Wednesday 3 July from 10 to midnight will feature Klezmer, Hungarian and Balkan music from various continents. Giuliana will include a couple of numbers by David Krakauer, who will be heading to Cape Town from New York, via Paris, for a concert with Matthew Reid at 7.00ppm […]