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Vieux Farka Toure and Zamballarana at Sziget 2009

The Sziget last.Fm page lists two more interesting acts for this year's Sziget Festival. Vieux Farka Toure, a Malian guitarist/singer/songwriter, as well as French act Zamballarana (that confirms  Sziget Festival on their official MySpace for August 14), will be at Sziget festival 2009.

Oy Division confirmed for Sziget Festival 2009!

Israelian act Oy Division, a band playing the old-style folk music of East-European Jews (more widely known as Klezmer), have confirmed their presence at Sziget Festival 2009. Oy Division are a band that try to play the pre-war Jewish music the way it has been originally performed, not modernising it in any way. They also have a new album out. According to their MySpace page, "their repertoire is a mix of instrumental wedding dance music, folk songs and songs originating in the Yiddish theatre, Old music played again with the zeal and exuberance of punks." That sounds quite interesting, doesn't it? Oy

Yom New King of Klezmer clarinet at Sziget Festival 2009

As it does every year, Sziget always brings interesting jazz surprises. This time we're talking about Yom , the new king of the Klezmer Clarinet, as he proclaims himself, accompanied by his band.In Yom's words, the project is "a tribute to Naftule Brandwein, who was the pioneer of klezmer clarinet in the United States, coming from Poland in the 10's. This crazy genius clarinet player claimed himself  to be the King of klezmer clarinet. To stick to the the spirit of this megalomaniac character, I had to claim myself to be the New King of klezmer clarinet." Megalomaniac as it may

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