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Jewish Song School, London, UK, Aug 13-18, 2006

Jewish Song School
Sunday 13-Friday 18 August

Alongside KlezFest, with joint classes with instrumentalists in dance and ensembles will once more be the Jewish Song School. Here amateur and professional singers led by Shura Lipovsky of Amsterdam explore the joys of Jewish song in many languages and styles, with special emphasis on Yiddish song.. She will be assisted by Jacinta on Yiddish and Sephardi songs. Polina Shepherd will be the accompanist and vocal ensemble director assisted by Judith Silver. (Read about Song Summer School 2005 and see the comments and pictures Website www.jmi.org.uk)

Details of fees and registration forms are now available. Full fees are £285; Students £185. There is an early booking discount of £15 if booked by 15 April and paid in full by 31 May. Further discounts if attending with an ensemble and if booking for Ot Azoy! as well as KlezFest or Song School. Some scholarships are available, to apply fill in a registration form and send with deposit and letter describing the need for financial assistance and the reason you want to do the courses. Book soon and have the benefit of the early booking discount. Website www.jmi.org.uk to register

JMI KlezFest London, the Song School and Ot Azoy! are part of the European Yiddish and Klezmer Academy 2006 for the Transmission of the Yiddish cultural heritage. Four European institutions in London, Paris, Weimar and Vilnius give you the chance to learn Yiddish language and song and Klezmer music. This programme is supported by the Culture Program 2000 of the European Union. Participate in one course or in several. Some European scholarships are available. See the website for details of each European Academy course: www.yiddish-klezmer.net

JMI KlezFest London, the Song School and Ot Azoy! are also part of a World Music Summer School at SOAS University of London www.SOAS.ac.uk/summermusic

KlezFest, Song School and Ot Azoy! will be held this year again at West London Synagogue, 33 Seymour Place, London, W1, and KlezFest and Song School will end with KlezFesters invited to participate with their voices and instruments in a moving service welcoming the Sabbath in the sanctuary and optional partaking of a meal with the community on Friday 18 August.

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