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News from Living Traditions/KlezKamp

From Living Traditions/KlezKamp Executive Director Henry Sapoznik:

Dear Friends of Living Traditions/KlezKamp,

We are still enjoying the afterglow of this year's very successful KlezKamp 22: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program, Hasidish Yidish, which took place December 24-29, 2006. If you missed it, you can read all about it and see photos and video clips on our KlezKamp blog at www.klezkamp.blogspot.com.

You may also download and read a copy of the wonderful KlezKamp Zhurnal, including a special Yiddish-themed crostic puzzle created especially for KlezKamp by Rick Winston, at www.livingtraditions.org/docs/kk/zhurnal.htm.

It is possible you may have missed some of our other new exciting projects:

"From the Repertoire of German Goldenshteyn" A book of 100 transcriptions of German's memorable and unique tunes edited by Cookie Segelstein, Alex Kontorovich and Aaron Alexander and published in December by Living Traditions.

Zvee Scooler: Der Grammeister Yiddish-American Radio 1938-1975 CD Some of the finest Yiddish poetry written in America was shared with tens of thousands of listeners on station WEVD. These never before reissued performances of the great Zvee Scooler show why he is considered one of the giants of the Yiddish Renaissance.

These and our other Living Traditions and KlezKamp items can be found at http://www.livingtraditions.org/docs/store.htm They make great gifts!!

In the pipeline for this year:

  • a C notation version of the German Goldenshteyn book.
  • The second in our CD series "A Living Tradition" featuring the Yiddish clarinet mastery of our own Ray Musiker, recorded live at this last KlezKamp.

And while our next KlezKamp is a only mere 324 days away, it's not to early to mark down the dates: December 23-28, 2007, but, of course, we'll be in touch long before then.

Of course, we couldn’t do any of this without your financial support. So please make a gift to Living Traditions so we can continue teaching, preserving, and sharing Yiddish culture at KlezKamp and beyond. You can give online at www.livingtraditions.org/docs/memb.htm.

A sheynem dank, thank you.

Henry Sapoznik
Executive Director, Living Traditions
Founder and Director, KlezKamp