The Flying Bulgars (Toronto)
The Flying Bulgars, led by Ashkenaz Festival founder David Buchbinder, marks their 20th anniversary at Ashkenaz 2008. The group’s latest project features all new original material, with songs written for the first time in English and presented in a contemporary folk/alternative style. Full of both darkness and hope, the tunes mix poetry, anger and longing in a heady mix of Klezmer-inspired melodies. With a fully-orchestrated alt-pop sound developed in collaboration with producer Dave Newfield (Broken Social Scene), it is a time of creative renewal for Toronto's longest-running klezmer band, aiming to reinvent itself and move towards a wider audience.