Thank you so much to Tam and Red for letting us take a camera into the inner sanctum to get actual live footage of an authentic hora/wedding chair dance! As much as we enjoy playing concerts, this is the place/moment where klezmer lives out its true centuries-old destiny, music acting as spiritual/energetic conduit to the divine on the most sacred and holiest of celebration days. Nothing matches the energy of that moment when the chairs rise into the air...
Maybe one day youtube will allow videos of any length and we'll upload the entire 30+ minutes of this. Until then, we had to cut it up a bit to make it fit under ten minutes. Sorry for the jumps.
Kugelplex is: Dan Cantrell, Accordion; Eugene Warren, Bass; Marguerite Ostro, Violin; Michael Pinkham, Drums; David Rosenfeld, Mandolin; Jason Ditzian, Clarinet.
Plus: Max Baloian makes a special appearance as well, as our faithful techie frantically trying to clear the stage of mic stands and cables as the throng of dancers starts to trample everything in sight.
Filmed 8/30/09 in the Cornerstone Gardens barn, Sonoma