Ahava Raba's Kete Kuf blends klezmer, Tuvan throat singing, Eastern European folk music, and contemporary classical music in a fascinating and entertaining style. Released on Tzadik, John Zorn's label for "radical Jewish culture," the group's debut reveals them to be one of the most distinctive, inventively Jewish ensembles in recent memory. Songs like "Chowdi" and "Shalocho" showcase different facets of their kaleidoscopic sound, which can be challenging but is never boring.
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AllMusic Review by Heather Phares