Friday, 28 October 2011 00:00

sydneyswitzersocalled3A nice crowd was on hand on October 17 at Temple B’nai Tikvah for the return to Calgary of the artist known as Socalled, a Canadian rapper and producer from Montreal. In a concert co-sponsored by the Temple and the Calgary Folk Festival, it didn’t take long for Socalled to get everyone on their feet for his set of very original and catchy mix of hip-hop, klezmer and folk. Mainly a pianist and accordion player, Josh Dolgin, the name on Socalled’s driver’s license, was joined on vocals by Katie Moore, who also performed a set of her own very compelling roots style music.

A lot of younger people in the audience were knowledgeable about Socalled’s music, but the middle age part of the crowd took a bit of adjusting to the fast paced “hiphopkele” energy of the band.  Towards the end of the evening the Temple was jumping and everyone carried a wide smile.

Temple B’nai Tikvah is beginning to develop a long-term plan to feature more musical events for the community and will be announcing plans for more artists in the coming months.

Photos courtesy of Sydney Switzer.



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