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Hal Aqua’s musical journey

Aqua, front man for the klezmer fusion group The Lost Tribe, is always on the lookout for diverse musical traditions that merge inside a singular “sweet spot.” Despite his wild popularity with fans of klezmer, the Ashkenazi folk art wafting through generations of Jews, Aqua’s passions accommodate a vast repertoire of Jewish world music. Aqua may well be a melodic force of nature onstage, but in person he’s just a laid-back, delightfully regular guy — an unpretentious breath of fresh air. His soft voice is a guided mediation on the culture of the 1960s, detours in his own Jewish path, his discovery of Jewish music and klezmer, and their inevitable overlap. Aqua wears lots of professional hats in Denver (including the trademark one on his […]

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