The Flying Bulgars (formerly the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band) is a Toronto-based ensemble that plays original music rooted in the folk and celebration music of Jews originating in Eastern Europe. The band has been a significant part of the so-called \'Klezmer Revival\' that began in the early 1980s, both in Canada and around the world. Formed by trumpeter and bandleader David Buchbinder in 1987, and now co-lead with Dave Wall, The Flying Bulgars (the Bulgar in the group\'s name refers to a dance form not an ethnic group) were a product of the rebirth of interest in Yiddish culture in North America. The Flying Bulgars combine a love for tradition with a fearless commitment to experimentation that has drawn in fans from across Canada and internationally. The music is far from the traditional Klezmer found at weddings and bar mitzvahs -- it is a dynamic force in Canadian contemporary World Music. The Bulgars have recorded five CDs and have received three Juno nominations, and they are still the only Klezmer band to have created a music video which received much airplay on MuchMusic.
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