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Big Yiddish Klezmer Party, Philadelphia, PA, 20 Dec 2015

Susan Lankin-Watts and Dan Blacksberg of the Community Klezmer Initiative host an evening of traditional and innovative Klezmer music focused on getting the crowd performing -- on instruments and on the dance floor. Dancing to be led by Steve Weintraub.

Sun, Dec 20, 2015, 6pm
The Rotunda
4014 Walnut St.
Philadelphia, PA

Come join in as the Community Klezmer Orchestra (led by Lankin-Watts) and the Klezmer in the Afternoon All-Stars (led by Blacksberg) rock the "hoyz" (Yiddish for "house"), setting the stage for dancing under the guidance of Steve Weintraub, the Pied Piper of Yiddish dance.

Energy and momentum around Klezmer is at an all-time high in Philadelphia. The Community Klezmer Initiative (CKI), according to founder Susan Lankin-Watts, has been "harnessing that interest and excitement through workshops that invite participation from musicians at all levels, and through public Klezmer jams that include performances, improvisation and dance parties." It's now time to celebrate a year of successful CKI programming and to "bring the joyous energy of Klezmer into West Philly, at an event during which all who love this music can delight in it together," adds Dan Blacksberg.

This all-ages event is free. No advance tickets needed!

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