Austin Chronicle 12/22/17
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Without forfeiting the ecstatic joy or soulful poignancy of the source material, MTKH makes this generous 16-track collection and debut come alive with fresh yet respectful interpretations of traditional material that largely was initially recorded a century ago.

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David Ansel
Austin Chronicle 11/27/17
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The journey of Mazel Tov Kocktail Hour has been one of identity.

Since forming in 2009, Austin’s most active klezmer ensemble has sought out histories and lessons from elder practitioners of a genre that even genocide couldn’t quiet. They’ve traveled to Poland to experience a Holocaust survivor performing for the family that hid him during the war. They’ve studied co-territorial music in the camps in Transylvania.

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David Ansel