Mames Babegenush (DK)

The authentic style of modern klezmer and Nordic soundscape

“It is truly a feast for the hungry klezmer fan. Expanding the boundaries of traditional Jewish music.” – Tom Newell, Songlines

Mames Babegenush is the past world meeting the present. It is Jewish dance music united with new waves of modern music: a fresh blend of music genres that appeals to both the heart and the feet.

Formed in 2004 the six-piece ensemble quickly dazzled audiences as well as critics with their fresh sound and musical gumption. The group spent years to perfect the style of traditional Jewish dance music, but always insisted on leaving their personal mark in contemporary klezmer. Live on stage, Mames Babegenush is a unique acquaintance, who unfolds a dynamic universe never seen before.

In 2014 Mames Babegenush released their latest album forging their strong Scandinavian roots into the vibrant dance music of Eastern Europe. From the great ambience of Nordic pine trees to a lively wedding in Romania this album gives the listener a sense of both melancholy and ecstatic joy. The milestone record represents a new path in their sound integrating string quartet, harp and children’s choir into their musical universe and is currently nominated as World Album of the Year in Denmark.

  • Andreas Møllerhøj: bass
  • Lukas Rande: saxophone
  • Bo Rande: flugelhorn
  • Nicolai Kornerup: accordion
  • Christian Hørsted: drums
  • Emil Goldschmidt: clarinet