MASHUP MUSIC: Ashkenaz Festival con’t

Great line-up last night international acts (Abayudaya, Shye Ben Tzur & Yemen Blues) at the Harbourfront Centre all of whom performed incredible music that culturally meets at the intersection of shared inspiration!

The night ended with a frenetic performance by Toronto’s own The Lemon Bucket Orkestra in the Brigadine Room.

More events today! Don’t miss the Ashkenaz Parade at 4 pm today at Harbourfront.

Catch Shye Ben Tzur one more time in Toronto this Thursday at the Tryst Nightclub.  






Photography by Leah Snyder for Mixed Bag Mag. 

BALKAN-KLEZMER-GYPSY-PARTY-PUNK SUPER BAND: The Lemon Bucket Orkestra


The Lemon Bucket Orkestra performing on King Street after Luminato 2012.

An apt description!

If you have yet to experience The Lemon Bucket Orkestra then there is something special waiting for you at Scotiabank’s Toronto Buskerfest this weekend (at the St. Lawrence Market) as well as Harbourfront Centre’s ASHKENAZ Festival next weekend.

It would take a whole lot of words to describe the experience of witnessing a performance by The Lemon Bucket Orkestra – they are musical Vitamin B! Peps you up, is good for what ails ya!  They are a true musical mashup crossing cultural borders and musical genres. Treat yourself sometime this weekend to being caught up in the moment – Lemon Bucket Style!


Toronto’s The Lemon Bucket Orkestra performing on the anniversary of the Toronto Blackout.

Check out the The Lemon Bucket Orkestra website for more videos, snaps and tour info and follow their updates this weekend on facebook and twitter @Lemonbucket.

For information on the Toronto Buskerfest visit their website, facebook page and follow on twitter @BuskerfestTO.


The Lemon Bucket Orkestra performing on King Street after Luminato 2012.

Photography by Leah Snyder