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.

Music: Fernando Pinto Presents Nu Haven Kapelye Sun., Dec. 22, at 6:30 PM

Come Celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish Holiday with The Nu Haven Kapelye at Best Video Performance Space on Sunday, Dec. 22. Doors are at 6 PM and the show starts at 6:30 PM. Advance tickets are $10 at BrownPaperTickets.com and $15 the day of the show. The show is presented by Fernando Pinto and is not an official BVFCC show in which members can use their monthly free pass (or passes).

Join us for a special first night of Hanukkah concert and celebration with The Nu Haven Kapelye. Come hear your favorite holiday songs, spin the dreydl, and dance the hora to begin the festival of lights. A night of Yiddish song, Klezmer and Hanukkah classics at East Rock Concert Series, at Best Video.

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 very exciting it’s the energy of their performances, the diversity of age, experience, background and especially the commitment of the musicians that comes across in their music. The group recorded and released their first CD, What’s Nu, in 2016.

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Music: The Seltzer Sisters of Nu Haven Kapelye play Wed., Feb. 3, at 8 PM

Hedda and Jackie Selzter_WebThe Seltzer Sisters of Nu Haven Kapelye perform at Best Video Film & Cultural Center Wednesday, Feb. 3. The music starts at 8 PM and the cover is $5.

Best Video and Mainmensch Music Co. present “From Second Avenue to Broadway: The Seltzer Sisters sing 1930’s New York.”

In Best Video’s delightfully intimate setting, The Seltzer Sisters of the Nu Haven Kapelye bring you repertoire ranging from their favorite Yiddish swing numbers to the best loved tunes of the American Song Book.

The line-up: Jackie Sidle Seltzer (vocals), Hedda Rubenstein Seltzer (vocals), Christina Crowder (accordion), Stacy Phillips (violin) and David Chevan (bass).

UPCOMING EVENTS:

• Friday, Jan. 29. NHV REMEMBERS DAVID BOWIE—THE EARLY YEARS (1964-1987)

• Monday, Feb. 1. OSCAR SERIES FILM SCREENING: “THE MARTIAN”

• Wednesday, Feb. 3. YIDDISH SWING/JAZZ VOCALS: THE SELTZER SISTERS of the NU HAVEN KAPELYE

• Thursday, Feb. 4. AMERICAN PRIMITIVE GUITAR: SWAMP YANKEE, ALEXANDER

• Friday, Feb. 5. INDIE SINGER-SONGWRITER: MERCY CHOIR, PAGEANT DOVE

• Sunday, Feb. 7. BLUEGRASS JAM 2-5 PM (FREE)

• Monday, Feb. 8. OSCAR SERIES FILM SCREENING: “SICARIO”

• Friday, Feb. 12. ROCK: HAPPY ENDING

• Monday, Feb. 15. OSCAR SERIES FILM SCREENING: “SUFFRAGETTE”

• Wednesday, Feb. 17. ACOUSTIC BLUES/FOLK: DITTYMACK

• Thursday, Feb. 18. JAZZ: THE MONK PROJECT BAND

• Friday, Feb. 19. GUITARISTS/SINGER-SONGWRITERS: RANDY COLLINS, IAN ETHAN CASE

• Monday, Feb. 22. OSCAR SERIES FILM SCREENING: “99 HOMES”

• Friday, Feb. 26. INDIE ROCK: PROCEDURE CLUB

• Thursday, Mar. 3. SINGER-SONGWRITER: JOY IKE

• Friday, Mar. 4. JAZZ: JOVAN ALEXANDRE

• Friday, Mar. 11. ACOUSTIC GUITAR: SHAWN PERSINGER

• Thursday, Mar. 24. ROCK: PARKER’S TANGENT

• Wednesday, Mar. 30. INDIE ROCK/SINGER-SONGWRITER: EUGENE GALLAGHER, WESTERN ESTATES

• Thursday, Mar. 31. SINGER-SONGWRITER: FRANK CRITELLI