Author Archives: Shtetl

Four-piece Montreal-based rock band First You Get the Sugar (referencing a Simpsons quote!) has been described as new wave, post-punk, ‘60s pop, classic rock, and ‘70s funk/soul.

Acclaimed experimental / folk duo Snowblink will play Club Lambi during POP Montreal, fresh off the release of their sophomore record “Inner Classics” (produced by Ohbijou producer Chris Stringer), due out on September 11th.

Vancouver-based accordionist and singer Geoff Berner brings his irreverent and politically charged folk-klezmer-punk act to the Rialto.

This dance performance choreographed by Arkady Zaides looks at issues of masculinity in Israeli society, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and in despair, confrontation, violence, and mistrust, through movement. Only Canadian stop on the tour.

Ladino rock band DeLeon hail from Brooklyn and Mexico to bring you rockin, quirky, danceable tunes from Moorish Spain a la indie rock. Check them out!

For Yiddish culture, humour, and awesome music- you can’t beat Klez Kanada. Take a day and go hear/learn/play some live music, learn some Yiddish, go for a canoe ride with Frank London and Daniel Kahn. It’s really good fun!

Live interview from Mexico with Dan Saks lead singer of Ladino (aka Judeo-Espagnol) indie rock band Deleon.They’ve toured with Balkan Beat Box, Ozomatli, Os Mutantes and Gogol Bordello. Plus tons more Jewtunes for you. And an interview with Qawwali singer Shy Ben Tzur.

Israeli artist Adida Fallen Angel is alive and well and living right here in Montreal. Shtetl hung out with this spiritual, tattooed dude at the Fresh Paint art space where graffiti and street artists rule.

Check out this installation by nomadic Israeli street artist Adi Khavous aka Adida Fallen Angel at Fresh Paint art gallery in Montreal where graffiti and street artists rule the wall space.

Can one be Jewish and Indian; Jewish and Mohawk; Jewish and MicMac? Yes! Jewish and aboriginal cultures have been intertwined for many moons. In this issue we begin to explore where the two communities have connected historically, culturally and in our lived experiences.