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Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish song

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Rope Walk, 5 Nelson Parade, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4JA

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to Second Avenue in swinging New York. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of violin, trumpet, guitar and percussion.

FREE

'Great night tonight at The Rope Walk enjoying 'Chai For All'. If you get a chance to see them you are guaranteed not only great musicianship but some good banter with the audience between numbers from the lead singer, well worth spending the time in their company.' Mike, audience member

Nov29

private event

Nov10

Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish Song

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Hare on the Hill, 41 Thomas Street North, Bristol BS2 8LX

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to swinging New York's Second Avenue. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of violin, trumpet, guitar and percussion.

FREE ENTRY

Lineup: Vocals: Marianna Moralis (Tram Thirty-Three) Violin: Lulu Austin (Hazir Ensemble) Trumpet: David Mowat (Bristol European Jazz Ensemble) Guitar: Knud Stuwe (Nabra) Percussion: Simon Leach (Hazir Ensemble)

Nov8

Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish song

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El Rincon, 298 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JU

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to the vibrant neighbourhoods of swinging New York. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of violin, trumpet, guitar and percussion.

Lineup: Marianna Moralis (Tram Thirty-Three) - vocals, Lulu Austin (Hazir Ensemble) - violin, David Mowat (Bristol European Jazz Ensemble) - trumpet, Knud Stüwe (Eastern Strings) - guitar, Simon Leach (Hazir Ensemble) - percussion

Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish song

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The Ropewalk, 5 Nelson Parade, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 4JA

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to the vibrant neighbourhoods of swinging New York. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of violin, trumpet, guitar and percussion.

FREE

Lineup: Marianna Moralis (Tram Thirty-Three) - vocals, Lulu Austin (Hazir Ensemble) - violin, David Mowat (Bristol European Jazz Ensemble) - trumpet, Knud Stüwe (Eastern Strings) - guitar, Simon Leach (Hazir Ensemble) - percussion

Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish song

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Alchemy 198, 198 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8NU

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to swinging New York's Second Avenue. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of violin, trumpet, guitar and percussion. chaiforall.com

FREE ENTRY

Lineup: Vocals: Marianna Moralis (Tram Thirty-Three) Violin: Lulu Austin (Hazir Ensemble) Trumpet: David Mowat (Bristol European Jazz Ensemble) Guitar: Knud Stuwe (Nabra) Percussion: Simon Leach (Hazir Ensemble)

Oct1

Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish song

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The Canteen, 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol BS1 3QY

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to the vibrant neighbourhoods of swinging New York. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of violin, trumpet, guitar and percussion.

FREE

Lineup: Marianna Moralis (Tram Thirty-Three) - vocals, Lulu Austin (Hazir Ensemble) - violin, David Mowat (Bristol European Jazz Ensemble) - trumpet, Knud Stüwe (Eastern Strings) - guitar, Simon Leach (Hazir Ensemble) - percussion

Jul19

Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish song

Alchemy 198, 198 Gloucester Road, Bristol BS7 8NU

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to swinging New York's Second Avenue. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of trumpet, guitar and percussion.

FREE ENTRY

Lineup: Vocals: Marianna Moralis (Tram Thirty-Three) Trumpet: David Mowat (Bristol European Jazz Ensemble) Guitar: Knud Stuwe (Baraka) Percussion: Simon Leach (Hazir Ensemble)

Jul13

private event

Jul4

Songs of Palestine - Zaid Hilal with BEJE and guests

Cube Microplex, Dove Street S, Bristol BS2 8JD

ZAID HILAL, the rising star of Palestine, brings music and stories of his beloved homeland, accompanying himself on baglama with backing from world jazz ensemble BEJE: Paolo Adamo on drums, Syrian-Swedish keyboardist Anders Olinder, activist-poet and trumpeter David Mowat. Mark Smulian of Whiteflag on bass. Special guest musicians will be clarinettist Sophie Wilsdon of Troyka and vocalist Marianna Moralis of the Chai For All Ensemble.

Tickets: £9.00 adv and on door, £7.00 concessions. From cube website and headfirst.

Zaid Hilal is a Palestinian composer, singer and baglama player who began studying the oud at the age of 10 at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music (West Bank, Palestine). After graduating from Bethlehem University (West Bank, Palestine) with a BA in Business Administration he played with the Wajd Musical Group and the Lamma Band and started singing and composing his own music. His first music release, Foadi featured lyrics by Qays Ibn Al-Mulawwah, the 7th century Bedouin poet. Zaid is currently studying for a BA in Arabic Song at Birzeit University (West Bank, Palestine) and performs with the Chai For All Ensemble on 'Longing Belonging and Palestine: Our Homeland Lives In Us'.

Jun28

Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish song

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El Rincon, 298 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JU

'Mazl & Broche' Yiddish song

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to Second Avenue in swinging New York. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of trumpet, guitar and percussion.

Lineup: Vocals: Marianna Moralis (Tram Thirty-Three) Trumpet: David Mowat (Bristol European Jazz Ensemble) Guitar: Knud Stűwe (Baraka) Percussion: Simon Leach (Hazir Ensemble)

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Jun15

Stories for Change

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Palestine Museum & Cultural Centre, Bristol BS1 2HG

Contemporary Stories of Palestine, Middle Eastern Music, Poetry and Images with musicians David Mowat and Knud Stuwe - Chai For All, storyteller Michael Loader - Somerset Storyfest, Palestinian performance artist Riham Isaac and Bristol-based Palestinian poet Alissar Amali.

7-8pm Palestine Museum Bristol BS1 2HG

Tickets £10 including plate of Palestinian food Saturday June 15th 6-7pm @ Restbite Café

Come and celebrate the Museum’s 6th birthday!

Jun2

Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish song

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Hare on the Hill, 41 Thomas Street North, Bristol BS2 8LX

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to Second Avenue in swinging New York. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of trumpet, guitar and percussion.

Lineup: Marianna Moralis (Tram Thirty-Three) - vocals, David Mowat (Bristol European Jazz Ensemble) - trumpet, Knud Stüwe (Baraka) - guitar, Simon Leach (Hazir Ensemble) - percussion

FREE

May22

The Happening featuring Chai For All/Brian Inglis

The Lansdown, 8 Clifton Road, Bristol BS8 1AF

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to Second Avenue in swinging New York. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of trumpet, guitar and percussion.

Plus: Larkham and Hall (your hosts) award-winning songwriters playing blues-tinged Americana

Plus: Brian Inglis

Candlelit evenings upstairs at the Lansdown Bristol. Doors open 8pm.

Entry £7/£5 concs (over 65/student/low income) including booking fee. Advanced tickets recommended as they will have reserved seats (limited seating). Tickets: skiddle.com/e/13526941

Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish song

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St Stephen's, 21 St Stephen's Street, Bristol BS1 1EQ

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to the vibrant neighbourhoods of swinging New York. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of trumpet, guitar and percussion.

FREE (suggested donation £3 - £5)

Simon Leach (percussion) is a multi-instrumentalist playing oud, saz and guitar, and percussion, pipes and whistles from various musical traditions. As well as playing with the Chai For all Ensemble, he plays with the Hazir Middle Eastern Ensemble, Club Cairo Dance Theatre and Mr Dowland's Midnight. Simon regularly plays music for improvised dance and works as a music therapist for MusicSpace, a Bristol (UK) based music therapy charity.

Marianna Moralis (vocals) is a multilingual singer, storyteller, actor and producer, who trained at the Maastricht Academy of Performing Arts (Netherlands), the Actors Space Barcelona (Spain), the Jewish Music Institute, SOAS, University of London (UK) (Yiddish Song) and privately with Gani Tamir (Jazz Song), one of Israel's leading female singers. Now based in Bristol (UK), Marianna is the vocalist with Paris-Berlin cabaret song troupe Tram Thirty-Three and klezmer/ Arabic music ensemble Chai For All. She is co-director of Grodek - a theatre and performance storytelling company with a distinctive style uniting text-based and visual theatre - the most recent tour of which took The Black Belles: Three Wicked Little Witch Stories to festivals and outdoor arts events in the Netherlands.

David Mowat (trumpet) is a composer, band leader, jazz and world music trumpeter, and community development worker. He has played in political street bands such as the Fallout Marching Band and Sheffield Street Band, and with Jazz Warrior Gail Thompson, Keith Tippett's Seedbed Jazz Workshop Orchestra, FNAAZ, Talisman, Mowat Farnon Quintet and the Bollywood Brass Band. He was in the forefront of the klezmer revival with The Klezmernauts and co-founded and hosted the East Bristol Jazz Club. He wrote and produced the 'King Cotton' community musical (featuring blues harpist Johnny Mars and trombonist Dennis Rollins). As well his work with Chai For All he leads BEJE (the Bristol European Jazz Ensemble) and plays with Blazing Flame Quintet/ 6, Chloe Rose Laing, Baraka, Flexitime, Moussa Kouyate, and Presidents of Parp amongst others. He is programmer/ concerts organiser for Saint Stephen's, a medieval church at the heart of Bristol's Old City (UK).

Knud Stűwe (guitar) is a much in demand composer, teacher, guitarist and oud player who lives in Bristol (UK). He draws inspiration from a wide range of influences such as jazz, Middle Eastern music, tango and the classical repertoire. Knud is the music director of the Bristol Mandolin & Guitar Ensemble and cofounded Eastern Strings and Nabra, playing Middle Eastern influenced originals and Sudanese music respectively. He also regularly appears with Brejeiro (Brazilian Choro), Baraka (Afro-roots), The Hip Cats (jazz/ swing) and Instant Wit, the comedy improvisation company.

Feb21

The Balfour Declaration: Israel, Palestine and us Brits

Central Library, Bristol

Lecture with Q&A by Mark Smulian and David Mowat. Includes listening to exerpts from the 'Longing, Belonging & Balfour' music and spoken word album.

Dec4

Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish song

St Stephen's, Bristol

Exciting, entertaining and fun, Chai For All plays jazz-tinged klezmer, Old World Yiddish folk and New World Yiddish theatre songs, on a magnificent musical journey from the haunted Central and Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to the vibrant neighbourhoods of swinging New York. Impassioned female vocals lead the party, against a joyous backing of trumpet, guitar and percussion. FREE (suggested donation £3 - £5)

Oct30

Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish song at the Berkeley Square Poetry Revue

Square Club, Bristol