Gustav Johansson sent me this:
DEN FLYGANDE BOKRULLEN
- NEW ALBUM -
Den Flygande Bokrullen is a Swedish band that plays klezmer style music.
Klezmer is a Jewish form of music that has now got a second renaissance.
The original klezmer musicians roamed around in Eastern and Central Europe
playing at weddings and other parties (Jewish as well as non-Jewish) and picked
up influences from the music they came in contact with. Jews who, due to pogroms,
escaped from eastern Europe brought the klezmer music to the USA, where it was
coloured by the American popular music of the early twentieth century. Den
Flygande Bokrullen has followed the klezmer tradition and added influences of
This is music full of life; frolicsome and melancholic by turns, but constantly
unpolished and humorous - an exciting mixture of orient and occident.
D F B started up as a duo in the early 90's but has later grown into a quintet
and in the present form the group has existed since autumn '94. D F B has
performed in all types of festivities, e.g. the Stockholm Water Festival, the
biggest festival in Sweden, the Swedish National Museum of Arts and various
clubs and pubs in the eastern parts of Sweden. D F B has also made spirits run
high at several weddings, birthday parties, exhibition parties and Bar-mitzvahs.
Den Flygande Bokrullen
Please contact us:
|Lars Ydgren||Clarinet, Bass Clarinet|
|Oskar Pohjola||Tuba, Double Bass
|Carl Johansson||Drums and Percussion
|Matti Pohjola||Mandolin, Mandola
Matti Pohjola, S:t Gsransgatan 32
S-753 26 UPPSALA
Tel: +46 18 - 69 24 38 (Matti) or +46 8 - 668 55 06 (Lars)
Also check out the D F B Homepage