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Sherele

McCoy Tyner

Nathalie Braux (clarinet)

Sibila Knobel (guitar)

Luis Eduardo Arreola (bass)

Diego Escobar (drums & percussion)

Sherele was born as a quartet in April, 2007, initiated by clarinetist Nathalie Braux. Based in Guadalajara, Mexico, Sherele is an ensemble bringing together musicians from France, Mexico and Argentina. Sherele plays Klezmer repertoire, along with original pieces. Its interpretations incorporate many original elements, granting unusual force to its performances.

Sherele blends Jazz, Central and South American Folklore, and rock influences into the Klezmer tradition. Faithful to klezmorim (klezmer musicians) customs, they absorb, modify and communicate new melodies and rhythms. Sherele plays klezmer in a fresh and contemporary way.

“Oy Mame Shein -Pickles, Chiles and Jrein” is the title of Sherele’s first album. It was released in Mexico in January 2009 and the band is now celebrating the inclusion of “Polka Dot Blues” (Nathalie Braux), one of the tracks in this album, on the Putumayo World Music compilation “Jazz Around the World”, released in November 2009.

Sherele transmits this ancestral musical tradition ranging from nostalgia to festivity, from spiritual chants to humour, and does it enthusiastically, endearingly, and with total commitment to the music.

Sherele plays a Jewish repertoire in a Catholic society. The members have been pleasantly surprised to witness the growing popularity of its music among people of all ages and conditions, proving that Klezmer is popular in the wider sense, that is, universal music.

You are invited to a world of music, festivity and openness.