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"The Multi-Ethnic Music Cultures of Moldova", NYC, 21 Sep 2009

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The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Center for Jewish History present a new three-part An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture Series, curated by ethnomusicologist Walter Zev Feldman, Ph.D. (New York University, Rubin Academy of Music, Jerusalem).

Monday, September 21: The Multi-Ethnic Music Cultures of Moldova. In a multi-media presentation, Walter Zev Feldman discusses the cultural history of this area of ethnic transformation and his recent expedition which discovered musicians of mixed ancestry (Jewish/Roma/Slavic/Moldavian) still performing traditional Jewish music in his father's hometown of Edinets. At the Center for Jewish History's Forchheimer Auditorium/Kumble Stage, 15 W. 16th Street in Manhattan. A reception will follow the event. Tickets $15, $10 for CJH and CTMD members. Reservations through Smart Tix or call 212-868-4444. (7:00 PM)

The series is named in honor of the pioneering Jewish folklorist and writer, Semyon An-sky, who led a remarkable expedition to collect Jewish folklore in Ukraine and Belorussia in 1911–1914.

Major support for CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture was provided by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation. Support was also provided by the Atran Foundation, and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts. We thank Fumie Suzuki and Joan Roth for providing photographs for the series.

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