Nu Haven Kapelye plays klezmer Wed., Aug. 25

Nu Haven Kapelye plays the Best Video Film & Cultural Center deck Wed., Aug. 25. The show starts at 4:30 PM.

The Nu Haven Kapelye is Southern New England’s largest Klezmer ensemble, numbering anywhere from 12-30 musicians. A cross between a big band and a Klezmer orchestra, the Kapelye plays innovative arrangements of Klezmer and Yiddish music from Romania, Hungary, Bessarabia, and other Eastern European locales. It isn’t just the size of this group that makes it so exciting it’s the energy of their performances and the commitment of the musicians that comes across in their music.

The group is intergenerational with players ranging in age from 12-86. The group recorded and released their first CD, What’s Nu, in 2016. During the pandemic the group recorded and released several quarantine videos including “Mazel”, which has been accepted to 6 film festivals and recently won “Best Music Video” at the 2021 LA Sun Film Fest.

ABOUT OUR SHOWS:

We ask respect for social distancing, please, and conscientiousness on masks. Not everybody is vaccinated yet and our venue wants to advise caution and consideration for others. Masks are optional outside but required if you go inside Best Video.

No cover charge but please bring cash for the musicians’ tip jar. This has been a real hard time for musicians, almost all of whom have seen their live performance income dry up. (There will also be a Best Video tip jar for donations.)

Parking available behind Best Video and on Thornton Street.