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Festival of New Yiddish Song, NYC, 9 Oct 2013

Now, this is exciting:

Festival of New Yiddish Song!

Monday, September 9, 7:00PM
Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street
Manhattan, NY

Tickets $15, $10 for CTMD/CJH/YIVO members—to purchase go to www.smarttix.com

A special concert celebrating the work of leading musicians and composers who are at the vanguard of developing a new canon of Yiddish song. Working through a transnational artistic network, these individuals are creating new music that is both rooted in tradition yet endowed with a contemporary expressive vision. This program features the North American debut of the extraordinary Berlin-based singer Sveta Kundish, who has been taking the European Yiddish world by storm, and new compositions by artists such as Patrick Farrell, Benjy Fox-Rosen and Michael Winograd as well as renowned Yiddish songwriter Josh Waletzky. Special guest: violinist Deborah Strauss. A reception with the artists will follow the concert.

Presented by the Center for Traditional Music and Dance's
An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture