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Judith Cohen in Afghan Children's benefit, Toronto, Canada, Nov 17

Tonight is "Happy birthday Mullah Nasruddin", a benefit for Afghan children's literacy (nnd including Afghan nibbles, I'm told.) I'll be singing and also telling Djohá stories in Judeo-Spanish; Georges Sawa and his gorup will be playing, members of the Toronto Storytelling School will be telling Nasruddin stories, the Bierdos are on the programme (no idea), and there is a short "happy birthday Mullah Nasruddin" film. It's at the Yoga Sanctuary in Toronto, downtown, 2 College Street, above the Starbucks at College & Yonge, 8 pm-11 pm. Oh, I'll also be calling the audience in from the Milling Around part of the evening by playing three-holed pipe and tabor.

To communicate the stories of the Sephardic ballads I've chosen - trickster themes to reflect the Djohá / Nasruddin theme of the evening , I will be using my new ,"POWERofPOINTing" presentation, which features my utter, abysmal lack of drawing ability mediated by the high tech of newsprint paper and cheap magic markers.
Judith Cohen

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