We'd like to tell you about a band formed in New York's East Village in the mid-'80s. Nope, it's not the Tom Tom Club. Try The Klezmetics, a clarinet-rich, accordion-heavy, Grammy-winning klezmer band. In the past, the band has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman and Ben Folds Five. Their recent album fuses Yiddish tunes with Woody Guthrie. The band is also the subject of a documentary, The Klezmetics: On Holy Ground, that is the climax of this year's Miami Jewish Film Festival. On January 26, the director will appear at the 6 p.m screening at Regal Cinemas South Beach 18, followed by a klezmer jam afterparty.
Wed., Jan. 26, 9 p.m., 2011