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May 30, 2011

Stage de chant yiddish ... en Limousin NOUVEAU ! 21-27 August, 2011

Pour la première fois en résidence dans une magnifique demeure du XIXe siècle située à 17 kilomètres de Limoges, un lieu idyllique accueillera notre stage de chansons yiddish : le château de Ligoure

Du dimanche 21 au samedi 27 août 2011
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Au programme : ateliers de chant (travail sur la respiration, jeux vocaux, étude du répertoire), séances de relaxation et travail sur les énergies, cours de yiddish, cours de cuisine ashkenaze, activités de plein air.

Pour les juniors : cours de musique klezmer (ouvert à tous les instruments transportables), atelier théâtre,approche de la nature, activités sportives (baignade, poney… ).

Tourisme pour tous. Et fête tous les soirs !

Avec :

MARTHE DESROSIERES (France) - flûte, picolo, atelier de musique
KARSTEN TROYKE (Allemagne) - ateliers de chant
SHIFRA LIPSKY-SLUCHIN (Israël) - ateliers relaxation, méditation (pratique le violon et l'alto )
ALEXIS KUNE (France) – accordéon, danse
REGINE NEBEL, (France) - cours de yiddish, cours de cuisine ashkenaze
DANIELE VAISBERG (France) - clown, atelier théâtre pour enfants

Hébergement et repas sur place dans une ambiance champêtre, conviviale et familiale : chambres à 2 et 3 lits, multiples (4 et 5 lits) pour (grands) parents et enfants ou amis.

Téléchargez le programme du stage et le bulletin d'inscription.

May 28, 2011

Moment Mag 2011 Music Guide coming - deadline June 5

Jewish Musicians! Be a part of Moment Magazine's 2011 Music Guide in our upcoming July/August Entertainment issue. Whether you are an established artist or band or an upcoming one, the Moment Magazine Music Guide provides you with a prestigious and proven way of reaching out to Moment's music-loving Jewish community - raising you visibility and and building your audience. 93% of Moment readers use the annual Music Guide to find new artists and to keep up on the Jewish music scene. Why aren't you listed yet? Tell us you heard about this through Klezmer Shack and receive 10% off your listing or 15% of your ad! Contact Becky Leavey to discuss rate plans and options. The deadline is June 5.

May 22, 2011

JDUB releases free digital Sabbath album

cd coverNew York, NY (April 5th, 2011)-- Walking around a small and dusty record store in Brooklyn one weekend, something odd caught Rob Markoff's eye as he dug through old vinyl: "Sing Out it's Shabbos" was described as "A folk rock Sabbath celebration by the young people of Temple Shaari Emeth, Englishtown, New Jersey." Rob had never seen a record like this before, and he was instantly attracted to the colorized photos splayed across the sleeve in yellow, red and blue, depicting Chuck Taylor-clad teenagers strumming guitars against a curtained backdrop-- a sign above them reading "Give God the Nod." Markoff felt immediately nostalgic for the '70s synagogue of his youth, in which the congregants feathered their hair and the rabbis played guitar and sang in harmony, so he opened his wallet, forked over two bucks, and rushed home to listen.

Sabbapath will be released for free April 5th, 2011 through JDubDigital.com

Expecting a low-fi, folk rock album, Rob was disappointed to find that "Sing Out's" packaging had been misleading. The recording quality of the album was poor, and the songs were all acoustic, rather than the '70s-era group chanting and singing style he had hoped for. Nonetheless, Rob was oddly struck by the Rabbi leading the service, whose voice was never credited on the record. He felt a mysterious connection to this unknown Rabbi's declaration that everyone is affected by an "unseen dimension" in their lives.

Having played in indie bands since the mid-'90s, Rob recognized that he had the means to create a work which would live up to the "folk rock Sabbath celebration" touted on the cover. He decided to produce his own album, using as its framework the Sabbath ceremony of 1974 and the unknown Rabbi's theme of "the unseen dimension."

In order to achieve a lo-fi sound, Markoff recorded Sabbapath on cassette through a Tascam 8-track, ultimately re-creating almost every song and prayer. He kept the voice of the Rabbi on Sabbapath, using reverb effects to give the Rabbi's voice an otherworldly and nostalgic quality. Calling on musician friends James Botha ("Francis Friday") and Kevin Kajetzke ("No Band for Lluvia") to help him with vocals and instrumentation including harmonium, flute and autoharp, Rob was able to make Sabbapath into the alternative Shabbat album he had always imagined it would be.

After Sabbapath was mixed, Rob sent his creation to Kramer, founder of New York record label Shimmy Disc and producer of Galaxie 500, LOW, and Pulp Fiction's "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon." Struck by the album, Kramer agreed to master the recording and inspired the group to release the album on a wider scale.

Sabbapath, through Markoff's vision, remixes and re-contextualizes the traditional Friday night service. It features spirited singing, droning voices, flutes, harmonium, strum stick, guitars and autoharp to create a singular, psychedelic, celebratory freak-folk album. Sabbapath is the Shabbat service Rob Markoff had hoped to hear when he first discovered "Sing Out It's Shabbos" in the little record store in Brooklyn three years ago.

Sabbapath will be released for free April 5th, 2011 through JDubDigital.com

Yiddish Summer Weimar, Germany, Jul 6 - Aug 14, 2011

logoWelcome to Yiddish Summer Weimar 2011, July 6 - August 14!
2011 special topic: Ashkenaz, the matrix of Yiddish and German cultures.

From its 10th century origins in the Rhineland through its great flourishing in Eastern Europe and the New World, from its near annihilation in the Holocaust to its surprising international resurgence in the last 30 years, Yiddish culture has been profoundly influenced by German culture. This year, many of our workshops, concerts and other public events explore this special relationship with the help of colleagues from German folk music and dance.

Innovative, intensive workshops in klezmer music, Yiddish song, dance, language and culture for students at every level, from beginners through professionals, taught by teams of the best artists, teachers and scholars in the world

  • Concerts featuring established and rising stars, old masters and new discoveries of the Yiddish music world and beyond
  • Dance balls to live klezmer music, led by master dance teachers
  • Nightly jam sessions in the outdoor cafés of historic Weimar
  • A shtim fun harts: Friday-evening celebrations inspired by Shabes, with audience participation
  • Public symposium with renowned scholars and artists
www.yiddishsummer.eu Join us in 2011 for a worldwide unique and pioneering cultural adventure!

Mayrent Summer Institute launches Jul 10-14, 2011, Madison, WI

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin–Madison proudly announces the first annual Madison KlezKamp to be held July 10–14, 2011 on the campus of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Like its parent event, "KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program," which has defined proactive and innovative Yiddish cultural continuity since 1985, Madison KlezKamp will offer the same exciting, challenging classes on klezmer music, Yiddish language, cultural and linguistic history, vocal arts, dance, crafts, and children's program. All will be taught by some of the world's greatest exponents of Yiddish culture, including: Aaron Alexander (drums), Adrian Banner (piano), Daniel Blacksberg (trombone) Joanne Borts (singing), Sarah Gordon (KlezKids), Josh Horowitz (accordion), Miriam Isaacs (Yiddish), Susan Leviton (singing/crafts), Mark Louden (Yiddish), Sherry Mayrent (clarinet), John Mysliwiec (chorus), Mark Rubin (tuba/bass), Henry Sapoznik (tenor banjo/Yiddish culture), Cookie Segelstein (fiddle), Steve Weintraub (dance), Michael Wex (Yiddish) and Michael Winograd (clarinet).

Tuition: $750 (adults), $300 (children ages 5–12). Program includes all lunches and dinners; accommodations are not included. A limited number of work/study scholarship discounts are available.

For more information about the Madison KlezKamp program and schedule, local hotel options, and to register online, please visit mayrentinstitute.wisc.edu.

To receive print brochures contact us at Mayrent Institute or call (608) 263-1936.

And save the date! Our 27th Annual KlezKamp: The Yiddish FolkArts Program will be held December 25–30th, 2011 in Kerhonkson, New York.