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Sisters of Sheynville, Toronto, ON, Sep 18

Sunday, September 18, 7:30pm. Concert to celebrate the launch of Kolel's first Yiddish-focused programming Kolel: The Adult Centre for Liberal Jewish Learning. 151 Eglinton Av. W, 416-485-7007 www.kolel.org $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Food and cash bar.

Sisters of Sheynville, Toronto's newest all-female band (a.k.a. "yiddish swing chick band")

With a name inspired by the irreverent "Triplets of Belleville", the "Sisters" reinvent the high-energy, swingy yet klezmer-infused 30s and 40s Yiddish repertoire of the famous Barry Sisters, augmented by other yiddishized and swinged-up pieces of a rather eclectic nature. At the band’s core are the vocal duets of Lenka Lichtenberg and Isabel Fryszberg. Their singing is supported by Fern Lindzon (piano and vocals), Lorie Wolf (drums), Kinneret Sagee (clarinet, saxophones), and Rachel Melas (string bass). The Sisters’ spirited performance leaves no doubt that these musicians are passionate about Yiddish culture ­ and their music! Warning: their enthusiasm is infectious!

lenka lichtenberg, world and yiddish music performer and composer. Toronto Roots Festival September 3! Kol Nidre at Kolel October 12! Toronto Jewish Book Fair November 13! Hobart's historic synagogue (Tasmania, Australia) January 5, 2006! Czech TV documentary July, 2006! for audio clips, free downloads and performance updates visit www.lenkalichtenberg.com

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