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Krankayt, NYC, 30 Nov 2010

Krankayt posterKRANKAYT: Jews, Hypochondria & Song

Tuesday, November 30 · 8:00pm - 9:30pm
The JCC in Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue @ W 76th St
New York, NY

Yiddish songstress Adrienne Cooper, klezmer drummer/subtext maven Eve Sicular, pianist/comedy ace Dan Rosengard, and reedman/shtickologist Paul Shapiro team up one night only for "Krankayt: Jews, Hypochondria & Song." This deliriously thought-provoking musical revue explores traditional and popular songs reflecting a Jewish image of the body and morbid concern for health.

$15 members, $20 non-members

From the medical treatises of Maimonides (who did advocate chicken soup), to the prophetic decrepitude of Kafka, to cranky Yiddish nursery rhymes, to Jewish inflected Broadway show tunes, and from anguished folk songs to novelty numbers of the early and late 20th century, this evening’s performance will musically explore the aches, pains, and plagues of the Jewish body and soul.

"Krankayt: Jews, Hypochondria and Song" is made possible in part with public funds from the Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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