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Jewish Songs at an Exhibition, Berkeley, CA, Sep 8, 2007

sharon bernstein photo
Sharon Bernstein and Stu Brotman
Sunday, September 8, 8:30pm
JCC East Bay, 1414 Walnut Street
$10 members, $12 non-members

Info: 510-848-0237

Mayer Kirshenblatt bookYiddish singer Sharon Bernstein (voice & piano) and klezmer pioneer Stu Brotman (bass, tsimbl & percussion) join forces in a unique performance set to paintings by self-taught Toronto artist Mayer Kirshenblatt. Kirshenblatt's vibrant portraits of his home town Apt, Poland before the Holocaust inspire a rich blent of traditional song and contemporary sound. Projected images of the paintings connected with the songs complete this experience that recalls Polish shtetl life. Presented in conjunction with the book They Called me Mayer July: Painted Memories of Jewish Life in Poland Before the Holocaust by Mayer Kirshenblatt and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett (University of California Press, forthcoming September 2007) and exhibition with the same title at the Judah L. Magnes Museum, Septermber 10, 2007 - January 13, 2008.

Co-presented by the Judah L. Magnes Museum

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