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On The World Beat




Jutta & the Hi-Dukes (tm)

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“ ... an exceptionally interesting and enjoyable CD. For all the different origins of its songs, one attribute stands out: All of them insist that their listeners start toe-tapping, hand-clapping or finger-snapping, and finally, that they get up and dance. — Natalie Wainwright, Arts & Life reviewer for the Evanston Round Table (To read more of the review, click here!)


From grooving Balkan Gypsy songs like “Ushti, Ushti, Baba,” “Rumelaj,” and “Djelem, Djelem,” to “Valravnen,” a meditiative Medieval Danish song about Ravens taking away the bad luck, this World Music CD has something for just about everyone to like.


Like a big, brassy sound? Check out the quintet lineup on the Klezmer tune “Der Rebbe Is Gegangen” and the Serbian dance tune “Merak Chochek.” Ever hear the Dixieland tune “Twelfth St. Rag” played on Bulgarian flute, cornet, and tuba?


You’ll want to grab your sweetie and swirl around the floor when you listen to the delightful mandolin / accordion / guitar waltz, “Lyse Nætter,” written by Jutta Distler, the band’s name sake. If you don’t have a sweetie, then dance your sorrows away to the Sephardic heat of “Ven Ermoza” and the Greek “Sala, Sala.”


Hankering after something in an odd-time signature? Then go on the ride of “Din Al Fatar.”


Seasoned World Music Tour Guides


The group has been around quite a few blocks over the past two plus decades, including multiple tours in Europe as well appearing at the largest folk festival on the North American continent, the Canadian Winnipeg Folk Fest.


The band’s instrumentation is as eclectic as their repertoire. When Jutta Distler, Terran Doehrer, and Zoi Doehrer appear as a trio, their three singing voices top off kaval (Bulgarian end-blown flute), mandolin, guitar, tupan and darabuka (hand drums), and drum set. The wide array of sounds is complemented on this CD by the accordion playing of long-time Hi-Duke Velizar Shumanov, the tuba playing of Steven Hart, and the cornet – trumpet – flugelhorn – saxophone work of Peter Bartels.


So stay “On The World Beat” with Jutta & the Hi-Dukes! It is a wonderful road to travel when you have seasoned tour guides like these!


Earwig Music Company


We are absolutely thrilled that the band’s CD is released on a great record label, Earwig Music! Known primarily as a Blues label, Earwig decided to widen its scope and chose the Hi-Dukes for their first World Music release! Being picked up by a label is, in itself, something to be very happy about. To be picked as a label’s first release in a genre of music new to the label is really, really awesome and we feel very much honored.


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Image of Jutta & the Hi-Dukes as a trio

“[Their] music is exciting, and listeners will find it hard to keep from leaping up to dance.” — Natalie Wainwright, Arts & Life reviewer, Round Table

  • Photo of Jutta & the Hi-Dukes leading a dance


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