UZCA is Marcus Uzilevsky. He refers to his music as 'Nouveau Klezmer'. The music of Eastern Europe, with its weeping and laughing clarinets and violins, has always been in UZCA'S heart and soul. On his CD GYPSY DREAMS he journeys throughout Eastern Europe and around the world blending gypsy guitars, African talking drums, Middle Eastern Belly Dancing rhythms, Klezmer violin and clarinet and hypnotic vocals in his intuitive universal language.
"I really enjoy turning excellent musicians loose in the creative process and encourage them to implement their own ideas. Although the sound of GYPSY DREAMS is overtly Jewish I wanted to bring together a fusion of different cultures", he said, "to merge these seemingly diverse elements, and show how they can enhance each other."
Some melodies on GYPSY DREAMS are original compositions by UZCA and others are based on Israeli folk melodies.