Shortwave | Odessa Gangster Ballads

Orkestar Kriminal

Ganovim-loshn (thieves’ language) was the Yiddish sung in the inter-war underworld of Warsaw, Odessa and Istanbul.   Along with their Yiddish gangster repertoire, Orkestar Kriminal has absorbed the Rebetika Mortika hash den anthems of the 1930s Greek underground. They also perform in Khmer, Danish, Romani and Ladino.

And today they’ll be LIVE IN STUDIO SHTETL partying it up with sounds from their upcoming Halloween show helping us celebrate 25 years of independent radio on CKUT.

Download anytime from iTunes or stream the show here from the player below this shot taken in the CKUT studio today (click for more pics on Facebook.)