"It's a folk music of hope and affirmation, sophisticated in its delivery but easily accessible to listeners anywhere."
"Guy Mendilow is an international tour de force."
--Bethlehem Morning Call
"The Guy Mendilow Ensemble embodies world music at its best."
--The Cedar Rapids Gazette
"The Guy Mendilow Ensemble passionately performs traditional Ladino music"
-The Harvard Crimson
"One of the most ear-opening albums of the year. During the 1960s, Kaleidoscope featuring David Lindley stretched the boundaries of world music within a rock band about as far as they could be stretched, walking away with a reputation as heroes for sonic adventurers. The Guy Mendilow [Ensemble] may not be quite as rambunctious, but they are no less daring."
--The Boomer's Guide to Music & News
"One of Boston's most original world-music acts."
"This isn't for quirky ears, it's for jaded ears that need to be shaken awake with something substantially different that keeps the interest on the beam throughout. Delightfully different, even when it seems like it might be familiar."
"This is, to folk, what Bela Fleck is to Foggy Mountain Breakdown. This is unusual and exciting."
--Philadelphia Folk Song Society
"Guy Mendilow is quickly developing a reputation as a masterful, deeply passionate and sincere performer."
--Global Rhythm Magazine
"The glory of what [Mendilow] does is finding a common ground among different cultures. And that's what makes his music so exciting."
"They were mesmerizing...Their musicianship, versatility, and originality was most impressive. Our audience left raving about their talent and the sound of their music."
--Rich Warren, nationally syndicated broadcast, The Midnight Special/Folkstage, WFMT Chicago
"A magical, shape-shifting world music quintet hailing from four countries...Often reminiscent of David Lindley's all-encompassing, stripped-gear approach to pan-genre explorations."
--Iowa City Press-Citizen
"...Vibrant musical storytelling awash with warm harmonies, captivating rhythms and rollicking, fast-paced vocal improvisations."
"... a great evening of beautiful music and exceptional musicianship!"
--John Chicerio, Huntington Arts Council, NY/ Huntington Summer Arts Festival, NY
"This innovative approach towards Ladino music offers insight to the poetic grace and gritty dynamic of a genre born in simplicity. True to the language and power of Ladino verse, oft presented stilted art songs are thoughtfully transformed to textured arrangements which crackle and evolve.
…Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom tenders an incredible gift; a resurgent force of musical settings that explode with artistry, refinement, and excitement. This project is living proof that the power of art will always triumph."
--Cantor Yvon F. Shore, Director of Liturgical Arts and Music Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion
"The Guy Mendilow Ensemble's Tales from the Forgotten Kingdom fuses traditional forms and sounds with an expanding and exciting aural palate of musical possibilities. Guy's use of the berimbau is unconventional and enticing and adds an earthy element to music that is often mystical and transports the listener to a place far removed from the concert hall or outreach service site."
--Steven Schmidt, General Manager, City of Rochester Music Dept./Riverside Concerts