The Yiddish Twist Orchestra concert in Bath

The Yiddish Twist Orchestra @ Spiegeltent, 8PM, Sun 3rd June

Back in 1950s London, the collision between the big band era and rock’n’roll produced the dirtiest, most deliriously danceable music of all – a mix of classic Yiddish songs, West Indian Calypso, mambo, surf guitar and English beat rhythms that they called ‘der shvitz’. It crossed the Atlantic years later in diluted form as ‘the twist’. Its roots were forgotten, and remained so, with the exception of a select few in the know who recognise Willy Bergman, its founder and greatest bandleader.


Price: £12/10 concs

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