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The Crimea is back! Meet the Jewslim Orchestra cultural self-capture group!

The joint project of Pushkin Klezmer Band and the holder of the Grammy Award, New York trumpeter Frank Kota (London) (Klezmer Brass All-Stars), as well as the famous Crimean Tatar musicians Aliyah Hajabadinova and Shevketa Zmorka. Together they expand the cultural boundaries of Ukraine, reopening the treasures that she presented to world-Crimean Tatar and Klezmer music. This music has survived the Holocaust and Deportation. For a long time she was here under the prohibition, she could not speak about her. Only now, she begins to return home, to put it back in full voice. The times of the Soviet fascist and Sharovarians have passed, listen to the trumpets and clarinets of free Crimea, the voice of a united multicultural Ukraine!

Ukrainian Jews, Roma and Crimean Tatars were among the main carriers of a common musical language that sewed Ukraine from Crimea to the Carpathians into a single cultural space long before it received its first statehood. It is no coincidence that the music of the Crimean Tatars (especially instrumental) is the most complicated of today and the most advanced of all the musical traditions of Ukraine. For a long time, Jews and Christians of the Crimea peacefully coexisted with Muslims and had equal rights with them. It seems incredible, but the Crimean Tatars recognized and recognize the Crimean Gypsies and Jews as part of the Crimean Tatar people.

Jewslim Orchestra is an international project dedicated to the musical friendship of Crimean Tatars and Jews. Few people know that some of their tunes were taken from Crimean Tatars. And the Crimean Tatars and Chingen (Crimean Tatar Gypsies) not only carried through the horrors of deportation of the beauty of their great musical tradition. The righteous people of the world in music, they saved from oblivion part of the culture of their Jewish neighbors who were powerless in the face of physical destruction and forcible assimilation. Now these cheri and freelhas are returning to Ukraine together with Crimean Tatar weddings. They did not become a museum rubbish, but they live and serve their main purpose-to make people happy.

The project is supported by the US Embassy in Ukraine. The main partners are the Crimean House in Lviv and the Crimean Tatar TV channel ATR.

Mitya Gerasimov. Kyiv Clarinet, leader of the Ukrainian klezmer movement, founder of the Pushkin Klezmer Band. The author and music director of the Jewslim Orchestra.

Frank London New York trumpeter and composer, Grammy Award, founder of The Klezmatics. One of his most famous cross-cultural collaborations is the Brotherhood of Brass album, which he recorded with Boban Markovich's orchestra.

Aliya Hajabadinova. Crimean Tatar singer, representative of the new, "indigenous" generation. She was born already in Crimea, and not in places of deportation, as her parents. But, like many Crimean Tatars, it was forced to leave the peninsula after its capture by Russian troops. Aliya conducts a musical program in the Asia-Pacific region, the only Crimean Tatar TV channel. She plays and plays with various Ukrainian musicians, laying new paths for the development of his own native tradition. It is in the voice that many important folk songs for the Crimean Tatars have been recorded.

Shevket the Winter The virtuoso accordionist from the Crimea. One of the few Ukrainian artists who collaborate with meters of Bulgarian and Leutar music, and one of those who re-enter the Crimean Tatar instrumental tradition in the Balkan musical landscape.

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