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March 28, 2017

Sound Salon w/Miriam Isaacs, Madison, WI, 28 Mar 2017

Sound Salon: Miriam Isaacs in conversation with Henry Sapoznik about the Stonehill Collection of Yiddish Recordings

Tuesday, March 28, 2017. 7:00 - 9:00pm
126 Memorial Library
728 State St.
Madison, WI

In 1948, amateur folklorist Ben Stonehill set out to capture the folk songs of Jewish refugees entering the U.S. from Eastern Europe following the war. Every week that summer, Stonehill lugged a bulky wire-recorder from his home in Queens to the Hotel Marseilles on Manhattan's Upper West Side, recording the songs of newly-arrived refugees. In all, he recorded some 1,054 titles which are fully digitized and now being translated by Miriam Isaacs through the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

Co-sponsored by the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture and the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies.

Free and open to the public.

Sklamberg & the Shepherds, Bristol, UK, 28 Mar 2017

Shepherd and the SklambergsSklamberg & the Shepherds

Tue, 28 Mar, 2017, 8pm
The Lantern
Colston St,
Bristol BS1 5AR, United Kingdom

Price: £10.75 to £12.90 incl. booking fee
Tix/More info: www.colstonhall.org/shows/sklamberg-the-shepherds/

Three renowned performers of Eastern European Jewish music come together in this exceptional new trio: Lorin Sklamberg, co-founder of the legendary Klezmatics; uniquely innovative clarinetist Merlin Shepherd, and the remarkable vocalist/pianist Polina Shepherd, originally from Siberia.
Each performer represents a different nation, yet their backgrounds are closely related, their ancestors emigrating from the Ukraine to find a better world elsewhere. This fresh collaboration blends traditional and contemporary Yiddish and Russian song with klezmer styles and Southern Mediterranean music. Influenced by several cultures and maintaining individual styles, the trio plays original and traditional material with freedom and spontaneity. With mournful solo clarinet, bouncy village songs, and some fiery vocals, their performance takes us on a breathtaking musical journey that is full of spirited joy and deep emotion.