A lecture and musical program with Dr. Walter Zev Feldman author, cimbal and Deborah Strauss violin. This event is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis, and is generously sponsored by the Dorot Jewish Division in cooperation with Yiddish New York and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Emerging in 16th century Prague, the klezmer became a central cultural feature of the largest transnational Jewish community of modern times — the Ashkenazim of Eastern Europe. Featuring Alicia Svigals , Deborah Strauss and Jake Shulman-Ment who will tell their personal stories of how they became intimately involved in the revival of the klezmer violin tradition.
Klezmer Concerts, Workshops, Jam Sessions- Thursdays at Town & Village Shul, 334 East 14th St. NYC
2020 Shows/Year 26!
Now having exceeded evenings presented in 9 years, we present these world class concerts, music and dance workshops, and open klezmer jam sessions in an intimate setting, in addition to providing education and a place for all to come and participate in this wonderful and often neglected part of Jewish and American Culture. It is essentially Yiddish music — the instrumental music of people who spoke and speak Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions. Hasidic nigunim wordless melodies , Yiddish theater music, Yiddish Swing and Yiddish folk song are all related and will be represented at the series. Tantsheiser Dance Parties : Once a month or so we present a Tantshoyz — Yiddish dance party, with a Yiddish Dance specialist, and a professional dance band. This workshop has been running for over seven years and has developed a devoted following. We work on repertoire, style, form, ornamentation, groove, arranging and more. Often the participants have an opportunity to play the current pieces at the jam session after the concert, further deepening their understanding of new material. We have been based in several different spaces over the years, including Sixth St. You must be logged in to post a comment.
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Eve Sicular sicular at gmail. Read Eve's latest article in the Forward on Yiddish cinema titled "In a horror master's rare TB films, warnings for a future pandemic," and discover the related Yiddish films of Edgar Ulmer. Coping with tragedy through song: balladry of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Music from Yiddish Cinema. Hailed as "one of the finest American klezmer bands" by Songlines Magazine UK , Metropolitan Klezmer performs an exhilarating range of musical treasure with astonishing agility and refreshing depth. Bonus tracks include an original song in English from musical documentary theater piece J. The ensemble also explores such lesser-known gems as Soviet Yiddish theater melodies and drinking songs, gorgeous overlooked soundtrack tunes from vintage films set in Eastern Europe and the Lower East Side, and unexpected musical angles which transform familiar favorites from the inside out.
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