Tsibele (“tsih-bu-leh”) is a new-traditional klezmer band based in Brooklyn, New York. Their repertoire comes from Moldovan/Bessarabian music and the music of Jewish migrants from Europe to America, including the music of the Belf era. Tsibele’s music explores the limits of the klezmer idiom through improvisation and songs from the edges of klezmer. They happily vacillate between the traditional and the experimental, equally comfortable playing an acoustic dance set at a wedding and an electronic house concert, and everything in between. Tsibele means onion in Yiddish.
Zoë Aqua, violin
Eva Boodman, trumpet
Hannah Temple, accordion
Eleonore Weill, wooden flute and vocals