This international band consists of musicians from Russia, Moldova and Lebanon and plays music inspired by traditions of these countries.
Founded in 1997 in Nantes (France) by some Russian musicians, Dobranotch moved down to Saint-Petersburg (Russia) to find the new line up. For the last few years toured extensively all over the Europe. Such a well-renowned klezmer musicians as Michael Alpert, Frank London and Merlyn Shepherd appeared on stage with Dobranotch as a guests. Dobranotch released 3 CD albums in 1999, 2001 and 2004 and recently the new CD single “Handmade”. The music of Dobranotch can be heard in the number of Russian films and documentaries. Dobranotch worked with Frank London for the Russian production of his “Green Violin”.
Mitia Khramtsov is a founder member of Dobranotch. He is a specialist in klezmer fiddling. Mitia appeared at Krakow Jewish Festival with Kharkov Klezmer Band and participated in “East meets west” program at KlezCanada in 2005. Worked with Merlyn Shepherd for his coming out solo album.
Jeka Lizin been introduced to a klezmer music as a kid while playing in Saint-Petersburg Jewish Community Center Youth Band. Jeka appeared at Krakow Jewish Festival with Kharkov Klezmer Band in 2005 and worked with Merlyn Shepherd for his coming out solo album.
Andrey Sapkevich is a Saint-Petersburg Conservatory trained classical musician. While his father is a traditional musician, plays fiddle and accordion and his main teacher is Bulgarian accordion player Fiodor Jekov, so Andrey grew up with Moldavian and Bulgarian traditional music.
Osama Shakhin grew up in family of musicians in Lebanon. He learned to play darboukka from his uncle Josef Mussa.
Alexey Stepanov use to play in Saint-Petersburg Jewish Community Center Youth Band us well us Jeka Lizin.
01. 740 A.M.
02. Yoshke (Tanz Tanz Yiddele)
04. Otz Totz Pervertotz
08. Kogda My Byli Na Voine
11. 7'40 P.M.
Mitia Khramtsov (Russia) - violin, vocal.
Jeka Lizin (Russia) - cimbalom, percussion, vocal.
Andrey Sapkevich (Moldova) - accordion, vocal.
Osama Shakhin (Lebanon) - percussion, vocal.
Alexey Stepanov (Russia) - tuba.