New York Belarusian Jewish roots / HIP / new / acoustic punk klezmer band

Litvakus. Photo: Misha Gulko

“One of the more unusual bands on the New York klezmer scene” – The Jewish Week
“Forefront of contemporary Jewish music.” – Rokhl Kafrissen,
“…conveying far more than American klezmer’s conventionally foreseeable exuberance.” – Observer
“Infectious melodies and rhythms” – Ari Greenberg, In Geveb

Songlines magazine (UK) reviews Litvakus’ album Raysn:Songlines #121 on Litvakus' Raysn

“An extremely welcome arrival on the Jewish music scene.” – Simon Broughton


The New EP Postcard / A Kartl  (June 2016).
Stream, download and order THE CD and Download POSTCARDS!

Postcard EP

Founded in 2010 by Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch who then had just arrived on American shore from Belarus, Litvakus soon acquired its very own sound thanks to the unique, lost and found Belarusian Jewish repertoire discovered by Zisl over years of his scholarly research. From the very outset, Litvakus has been breaking expectations and stereotypes, without much of cross-genre deviations. Performing at clubs, theaters, JCCs, and festivals, the band has gotten following  in the roots music community, among the club crowd, older people, and young families alike.

Press online:

Imitation and Music in Brooklyn, by Molly McQuade: Observer, July 8, 2016 – Litvakus put in the wide context of the modern Brooklyn, NY music scene and creativity.

“Ot azey!”: Litvakus at the Museum at Eldridge Street, November 22, 2015 – Ari Greenberg’s in-depth review of the Litvakus’ performance at the Eldridge Street Synagogue on 11/22/2015, in In Geveb.

Check out Traveling the Yiddishland, a stunning multimedia musical story by Zisl Slepovitch presented by Litvakus together with the National Yiddish Theatre – Folksbiene.

To book Litvakus, please contact us.