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Klezmer Podcast 68

Klezmer Podcast 68 (Run time: 29:32.) On this episode, I talk with Julie Egger, leader of the Red Hot Chachkas, based in the San Francisco area. The band has released a new album, Beats Without Borders. The band has been branching out from their local area, and has started touring. They will be appearing at this year's Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto. We hear the track "Dancin' On The Creekside."   

Live Video at the Art House Gallery, Berkeley

(March 2010)
performing Barbara Speed's "Who Let the Cat Out?" from "Beats Without Borders"
 video by Leonard Levy

Photos from concert with Joshua Nelson & the Kosher Gospel Singers

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Music Samples

See pages for our CD recordings, "Beats Without Borders,"  "Spice It Up!" and "Family Album"

Simcha and Dancing Video

Klezmer Revival Feature on KQED-TV Spark*

Watch streaming video (in RealMedia format) (7 minutes). What's going on in the Bay Area klezmer music scene and how it was revived. KQED-TV Spark* segment, featuring Prof. Martin Schwartz, KlezCalifornia and the Red Hot Chachkas. Originally broadcast on June 27, 2007.

Klezmer Podcast 26

Klezmer Podcast (27 min.) featuring Julie Egger, leader of Red Hot Chachkas.  Julie discusses forming the band; her musical background; many original songs on the album "Spice It Up!;" her association with KlezCalifornia as Co-Founder and President. We hear "Little Gouda" from the album. Originally broadcast on December 12, 2007.

KPFA-FM Radio Show

Streaming Audio with Julie speaking, and Barb and Tony playing live, on "Music of the World with Stephen Kent," KPFA-FM.  Originally broadcast on January 3, 2007.