Oy Division

Live Act Worldmusic Klezmer Folk
Oy Division - Worldmusic Klezmer Folk Live Act in Tel Aviv

Oy Division Short Info

Oy Division play eastern European Jewish folk music the way it is ought to be played: rough, fast, happy, ecstatic, with no extra frills. The cracking fiddle, the crying clarinet, the shouts in Yiddish and Russian - you will not be sure if this music is tragically happy, or manically sad. And it doesn't really matter, as you will dance with everybody else anyway, shouting the double-meaning Yiddish cry of OY!.
The band plays a mixture of instrumental songs, wedding music, Yiddish and Russian folk songs as well as songs from the Yiddish Theater, applying the careful scholarship of ethnomusicology with the zeal and exuberance of punk. The present is grim, Oy Division offers a chance of escaping forward into the past.
Oy Division was formed by some of  Israel's top recording musicians - Eyal Talmudi (clarinet) is the reed player for the Balkan Beat Box, Avichai Tuchman (double bass) is an emerging record producer and alt-rock artist, Gershon Leizersohn (fiddle) is a prominent teacher, conductor and ensemble director and Assaf Talmudi (accordion) is one of Israel's busiest record producers.
Over the last four years years Oy DIvision has played successfully around the world, including head- line performances in Paris Quartiers d'été and Jazz&Klez festivales, the Ottawa Folk Festival, Ashkenaz And Kleazkanda festivals in Canada, Sziget Festival in Budapest, Krakow Jewish Festival, Bangkok Folk festival, Ostrave Folk Festival and more.

Oy Division play eastern European Jewish folk music the way it is ought to be played: rough, fast, happy, ecstatic, with no extra frills. The cracking fiddle, the crying clarinet, the shouts in Yiddish and Russian - you will not be sure if this music is tragically happy, or manically sad. And it doesn't really matter, as you will dance with everybody else anyway, shouting the double-meaning Yiddish cry of OY!.
The band plays a mixture of instrumental songs, wedding music, Yiddish and Russian folk songs as well as songs from the Yiddish Theater, applying the careful scholarship of ethnomusicology with the zeal and exuberance of punk. The pr...

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Past Gigs Oy Division

  • 10 | 2015 Lisbonne - Portugal Culturgest
  • 05 | 2015 Metz France Festival Passages
  • 05 | 2015 Metz France Festival Passages
  • 05 | 2015 Lviev Ukrainia
  • 01 | 2015 Offenburg - Germany Reithalle

Discography Oy Division

  • 2008 The Unternationale Album |
  • 2006 The Unternationale Album |

Media

  • Video Oy Division live in Reithal...
  • Video Oy Division - жypиться, хло...
  • Video Ekh Lyuli Lyuli / Эх Люли Люли

Origin

  • Tel Aviv IL

Founded

  • 2009

Members

  • Avichai Tuchman double bass
  • Gershon Leyerson violin, singer
  • Eyal Talmudi Clarinet, percussions
  • Assaf Talmudi Accordion