Artists and Bands who performed at Blue Mountains Music Festival 2019
Baltic Bar Mitzvah
Baltic Bar Mitzvah features a multi-instrumental line-up with a focus on wind and percussion Instruments, performing a contemporary interpretation of music from Eastern European and Jewish cultures. Each member of the ensemble has studied music extensively in their chosen disciplines and currently practice professional performance careers. After years of performing together, this formidable acoustic powerhouse, inspired by music of celebration emerged breathing new life into old stories and traditions.
The virtuosic wailing of the clarinet and bold prowess of the french horn share centre stage with soaring vocal melodies, whilst the tuba lays down the bass line and the unmistakeable sound of the accordion fills space. Then the drums together with the sizzle of auxiliary percussion kicks it all into gear.
Combined with a constant focus to improvise and explore the music they perform, Baltic Bar Mitzvah’s dynamic sound traverses the frenetic melodies of the Balkans to the passionate embrace of Argentinian tango, and together with a progressive fusion of grooves, changes perceptions of what folk music can be, and leave the dance-floor wailing for more.