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The Travelling Jewish Wedding CD

The Travelling Jewish Wedding CD

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The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 

The Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra of America and California was an itinerant band of engineers, doctors, teachers, and musicians who played their music at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and other celebrations. Formed in 1976 by friends who shared a love of Yiddish, Russian, and Rom (Gypsy) music, the band was among the first of its kind to blossom in California. Violin, lute, balalaika (a triangular, stringed lute), contra-bass balalaika, bouzouki (a pear-shaped, long-necked lute), accordion, domra (another long-necked lute), and guitar accompany singers from Israel, Russia, and Mill Valley. Tracks include Russian and Ukrainian folk songs, an Israeli love song inspired by King Solomon's Song of Songs, a ritual circumcision song in Ladino (the language of the Spanish Jews), and a classic Yiddish riddle song ("Tumbalalaika") about the mysteries of the heart. The album was originally issued in 1980 and later reissued as part of “THE WORLD” series (now part of the Mickey Hart Collection made available by Smithsonian Folkways).

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101 Kalinka Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 4:49
102 Tumbalalaika Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 3:36
103 Tov L'Hodot Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 5:27
104 Hana'ava Babanot Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 2:58
105 Joshua's Yiddishe Momme Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 3:44
106 Oylupnuv Obrutch Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 1:52
107 Cuando El Rey Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 2:34
108 Hungarian Dance #5 Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 3:15
109 Trepak Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 3:17
110 Guitara Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 3:29
111 Svetyet Myesats Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 3:46
112 Monti's Czardas Golden Gate Gypsy Orchestra 2:59

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