Jewish Music as an Intercultural Bridge with Moshe Denburg

Moshe Denburg explores the global tributaries of Jewish music through live vocals and guitar and recordings of his famous Vancouver-based band, Tzimmes.

As that name suggests, the music you will learn about and hear is a sweet “stew” that reflects our guest’s worldwide travels, especially his studies in Israel, India and Japan. Moshe is committed to presenting Jewish Music in its many styles and languages incorporating European Klezmer, Mid-Eastern Sephardi, and North American Folk influences in Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, and English.

Hailing from a well-known Montreal rabbinical family, Moshe Denburg moved to the West Coast in 1982. He started Tzimmes in 1986 after studying composition at the University of Victoria. He also founded the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra (VICO) and has written many large scale compositions that bring together the instrumental and musical resources of many cultures.