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by Farnakht

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    Maqsoum: composed by Mattias Kaufmann
    Bughici Doina: trad, from Bughici recordings
    The Miner's Nign: composed by Zoë Aqua
    Footprints: composed by Mattias Kaufmann
    Dos Eybiker Yidene: composed by Zoë Aqua
    Goodbye Charlie: trad Romanian
    Suparat am fost de mic: trad Romanian
    Suite from (For) Those They Left Behind: composed by Zoë Aqua
    Dina's Hora: composed by Zoë Aqua
    Hora lui Perisan: trad, from a recording of Constantin Lupu
    Madrone Hora: composed by Mattias Kaufmann
    Schwartz Sirba: trad, recorded by Schwartz
    Invertita: trad Hungarian tune
    Hora Lautareasca: trad Moldavian tune
    Taxim: trad, from a recording by Gegna
    Slow Hora: trad klezmer tune
    Kockarsko kolo: trad Serbian tune
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Maqsoum 03:53


Farnakht is:
Mattias Kaufmann, button accordion
Zoë Aqua, violin

Farnakht effortlessly weaves klezmer music with its co-territorial genres in Eastern Europe, combining new compositions with old gems.


released June 18, 2018

Recorded April 23, 2018 at Tonal Park Studios in Takoma Park, MD
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Don Godwin
Album art by Rachel Sipser
Logo by Annie Aqua
Graphic design by Annie Aqua and Hal Aqua
Photo by Jack Hirschorn
Original compositions by Kaufmann and Aqua registered with BMI.


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Farnakht New York

Zoë Aqua and Mattias Kaufmann comprise a duo called Farnakht.
Zoë lives Brooklyn, NY and plays violin. She is a founding member of Tsibele, a 5-person klezmer ensemble.
Mattias lives in Montreal, QC and plays button accordion. Mattias has traveled to Belgrade Serbia to study with Nenad and Predrag Ivanović, and has also explored traditional folk throughout Hungary and Transylvania.
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