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Avi Avital stops in to WQXR: New York for a 'Cafe Concert' promoting new album - 'Between Worlds'

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When Avi Avital arrived on the scene less than a decade ago, he set out to dispel the mandolin's somewhat dowdy reputation. After moving from his native Israel to Italy and then Berlin, he toured with Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project and began playing Balkan and Klezmer music. "Between Worlds," his second album on Deutsche Grammophon, is a further effort to bridge the instrument's classical and folk identities. It focuses on new arrangements of classical compositions inspired by folk music, including works by Bartok, Piazzolla, Falla and Monti, among others.

As part of his promo for the album, Mr. Avital stopped by the WQXR: New York studios recently for a Cafe Concert.
Check out the attached video.