OKTOPUS - Klezmer Band
Thursday, October 19, 2023 | 8:00pm
753 View St., 2nd floor, Victoria, BC V8W 1J9
Oktopus is a major presence on the Canadian world music scene, with over 250 performances to its credit at home and abroad. The group is primarily devoted to klezmer—the musical heritage of Eastern European Jews—distinguished by a novel approach that incorporates various components of classical, Quebecois, and jazz repertoires.
The group’s eight virtuoso musicians offer festive, high-energy performances, at once melancholic and profound, sprinkled with humour and spiced with narrative, in which original compositions and finely crafted arrangements combine with improvisation.
ARTIST WEBSITE: https://www.oktopus.ca/about