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Asya Vaisman, NYC, May 17

Asya Vaisman
Der Sod fun Mayn Hartsn:
Lider fun Tshernovitser poetn un kompozitorn
Thursday 17 May 2007
7 PM
Atran Center
25 East 21st Street, Ground Floor
Contribution: $8

Asya will be performing "Der Sod fun Mayn Hartsn," a program of songs by Czernowitz poets and composers, including several of Asya's own compositions.
With special guests Art Bailey and Jake Shulman-Ment.

Asya Vaisman was born in Czernowitz in 1983 and lived in Moscow before moving to the US in 1991. She received her BA in Yiddish from Barnard College, and she is currently writing her dissertation on the Yiddish songs of Hasidic women at Harvard University. Asya has composed music to the lyrics of several Yiddish poets; one of her songs recently appeared as the title track on the CD "Shtile Trit" of the Munich klezmer band, Massel Tov. Asya has performed with the Columbia and Harvard Klezmer Bands and at various Yiddish and Klezmer workshops and festivals around the world, including Weimar, St. Petersburg, and Jerusalem. Last summer she was on the staff of Klezkanada, where she lectured and led a singing group.

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