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Klezmatics w/Joshua Nelson, Los Angeles, CA, Apr 4

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Yiddishkayt Los Angeles & Spaceland Productions present
Klezmatics with guest Joshua Nelson.
Monday, April 4 at 8:00 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM)
Barnsdall Gallery Theatre
4800 Hollywood Blvd. (between Vermont and Edgemont)
Hollywood, CA 90027
General Admission: $25
Tickets available at TicketWeb or by calling 866-468-3399.

Web: www.napavalleyoperahouse.org

Yiddishkayt Los Angeles
tel: 323-692-8151
web: www.yiddishkaytla.org

Only in America could Jewish slaves in Egypt inspire White Southern Christians who in turn stirred Black Christians to sing about emancipation who in turn inspired an African-American Jewish gospel singer named Joshua Nelson.

The Klezmatics, known for their unique blend of melodic mysticism and improvisational activism, have once again turned their music inside out, exposing the complexity of Jewish identity, Black identity, and human identity.

Brother Moses Smote the Water, their March 2005 release on Piranha Musik (distributed by Harmonia Mundi), teams them with Nelson and jazz singer/organist Kathryn Farmer. This first live Klezmatics recording alternates between age-old Hebrew Passover songs, Nelson's own brand of kosher gospel, and traditional Yiddish Klezmatic anthems.

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