Orkestar Kriminal – Live Music – Jan 17 – Club Lambi – 4465 St Laurent – 8:30 PM – $8
Gutsy and adventurous, these improv performers do inspired renditions of slum-based “world music” from a dangerously forgotten era. Along with their Yiddish gangster repertoire, Orkestar Kriminal has absorbed the Rebetika Mortika hash den anthems of the 1930s Greek underground. Front-woman Giselle Claudia Webber’s vocals are backed by string, woodwind and even a musical saw.
Listen to what they sounded like last year just after the band’s conception when they performed on Shtetl On The Shortwave Here!