Socalled, crazy Klezmer Canuck, cruises the Dneiper with old people

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Canadian hip hop artist Socalled, who blends Klezmer arrangements with lounge lizards and modern day MCs, heralded the release of his latest upcoming album, Ghettoblaster, with a cruise down the Dneiper River in Ukraine with 150 other Klezmer enthusiasts. Though this particular demographic may know more about pacemakers than beatmakers, it looks like filmmaker Garry Beitel has produced an earnest documentary curiosity that cross-referencing a generational divide without (too much) irony.

Socalled airs some previews and rough cuts on a blog devoted to the project here. It's only now in the process of being digitized and edited down to size.


01 Montreal, St. Viateur Street Festival
05 Boston, MA, Great Scott
06 Washington, DC, DC9
07 New York, NY, Knitting Factory !
09 Los Angeles, CA, The Echo !!
10 San Francisco, CA – Hemlock

! w/ Tim Fite
!! w/ Wax Tailor