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Mikveh to appear in Boston, Feb 8,9

Mikveh is an all-woman Jewish supergroup comprising folks who have been involved with the klezmer revival, Yiddish folk and theatre music, new Jewish music, balkan music, and much that has been amazing about Jewish music for the last few decades (one bandmember, Susan Watts Hoffman, is a 4th generation klezmer).

This wouldn't matter so much except that in concert they bring out an intensity and virtuosity in each other that dwarfs their former achievements. This is the group's first appearance in Boston, and it's a must-see if you are in the area:

The concerts are Saturday, Feb 8, 8pm and Sunday, Feb 9, 2pm, at the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center, 333 Nahanton St., Newton, MA.

The box office can be reached at 617 965 5226. Web: www.lsjcc.org. E-mail: pgoldman@jccgb.org.

There will be a post-show curtain tail with best-selling author Anita Diamant, and a reception sponsored by Mayyim Hayyim: Liver Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center.

Tickets are: $26, general; $24 JCC member; $12/$10 youth tix.


That was an awesome concert- m

Amazing concert. Susan "I need a drink" Watts-Hoffman is amazing. I give her my vote as the most under-appreciated Klezmer Musician.

Agreed! Despite a sometimes-iffy sound system, this was a really great concert. The band is so tight; Adrienne Cooper's wit (in addition to her wonderful voice) so sharp. The discussion post-concert didn't do anything for me, but I think it's good that it happened. The more the music and musicians are accessible, the better, imho.

One major thing I noticed is how many new songs that the band played whose words were written by Sarah Gordon, Adrienne Cooper's daughter, and set to music by the amazing Alicia Svigals. They were good songs about love, and about women's lives. It's good to hear more like this, in Yiddish and English.

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