Beyond the Pale
The third CD from Beyond the Pale, POSTCARDS features the band at a creative peak in this sophisticated collection of North American-inflected, east-European roots fusion. Traversing a vast and exotic musical landscape, POSTCARDS moves seamlessly from raucous dance rhythms and funky acoustic grooves to complex instrumental showpieces and chamber-music like aesthetics. Shaped by many musical traditions but bound by none, POSTCARDS is a stunning redefinition of contemporary Klezmer and east European folk/roots music. Feature guest vocalist Vira Lozinsky (Isreal) on premiere arrangements of new Yiddish songs set to timeless Roma melodies.
Winner “Best CD of 2009 – multi-genre category” Indie Acoustic Project
2010 Canadian Folk Music Award winner for Instrumental Group of the Year, and Pushing the Boundaries. Also nominated for Ensemble of the Year and World Music Group of the Year.