KCB Reunion/KlezmerShack 10th - you can help!
Here are some things that you can do for this festival:
- Attend! Advance registration matters. Call 617-558-6486 for registration info
- Display the festival poster! Download our PDF, print it out, and display it in shop windows, office doors, hand out copies to friends. Send them the URL for event details, too: www.klezmershack.com/calendar/003465.php
- Volunteer, either to help on Sunday, or to help plan a larger festival next year. Send me email
This last KlezmerShack 10th Anniversary event is, in some ways, the most important. Combined with the diversity of last spring's events (Khevre, Charming Hostess, Workman's Circle Chorus, Becky Kaplan and Pete Rushefsky, di bostoner klezmer), this is the closest Boston has come to an actual Jewish Music Festival in over a decade. We want it to succeed, so that we can maybe make this a habit. It seems so important that Jewish culture be extended beyond the intellectual and the religious. If we do not provide opportunities to experience and to create Jewish culture, we lose it. The way we live our lives can include a wide variety of Jewish components, or not. But if we don't ensure that this is a living culture, it will be gone, along with much else.
I'll be writing more and more about this—I feel so strongly about this issue that I have hesitated to put it online. There is so much going through my head that I worry about it coming out as an incoherent stream of consciousness. And, my feelings of anger about the lack of support for Jewish music, visual arts, theatre are most unseemly.