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“Distinctive and pleasing interpretations of music featuring tunes from the Yiddish cinema. The blend of instrumental (such as the marvelous Bonia Shur’s Nigun & Cartagena Chosidl) and vocal (Circus Lullaby) numbers result in a sparkling listening experience.”
— Gregg Shapiro, Out SFL

Yiddish Silver Screen Album Cover

ISLE of KLEZBOS' latest album Yiddish Silver Screen / zilberner kino / זילבערנער קינאָ celebrates the band's silver anniversary, with new recordings, special guests and a plethora of finds from our archives.

It’s been 25 years since our band formed as the sister sextet spin off of NYC’s Metropolitan Klezmer. Both ensembles share in the Yiddish Silver Screen album's special focus of exploring and adapting Yiddish Cinema tunes from a startling array of lesser-known vintage soundtrack repertoire.

“Very enjoyable. Always great to hear Yiddish tango and the Mikhoels lullaby brought tears to my eyes.” — J. Hoberman

The Album

Our physical Yiddish Silver Screen CD comes in a beautiful six-panel illustrated gate-fold case, with cover art by Anya Ulinich and disc design by Lisa M. Kelsey. The eminently legible twenty-page booklet designed by Yiddish publications expert Yankl Salant fits smoothly into notched tube insert, complete with detailed descriptions as well as full lyrics for all vocal tracks including original Yiddish plus both transliteration and English translations.

Farlangen, Unter Beymer & Abi Gezunt Hit The Spot

ASCAP New Music Fridays

ASCAP New Music Fridays Spotlights Yiddish Silver Screen — three tracks!.

Engineer David Merrill; and Producer & co-arranger Eve Sicular are also doubly honored.




Release Concert at Joe's Pub on December 17, 2023

isle of klezbos and friends perform at joes pub 12-2023 photo: Hank Gans.jpg
Photo: Hank Gans
Isle of Klezbos celebrated the band's Silver (25th) anniversary in concert for a full house at Joe's Pub (NYC's Public Theater), while launching their album Yiddish Silver Screen. Guest accordion virtuoso /pianist Ilya Shneyveys graced this special show.

Read Reviews of Isle of Klezbos previous albums.