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CTMD fundraiser: Merita Halili & Michael Winograd Trio, NYC, 10 Nov, 2011

Michael Winograd TrioDitmas Acoustic/CTMD Presents: Merita Halili & The Michael Winograd Klezmer Trio
Thursday, November 10, 7:00pm
Temple Beth Emeth v'Ohr Progressive Shaari Zedek
83 Marlborough Road,
Brooklyn, NY 11226
(718) 282-1596

A Fundraiser for CTMD (Center for Traditional Music and Dance)

Merita Halili thrills audiences with her masterful rendition of Albanian folk music. Known in her homeland as the "Queen of Albanian folk songs" and highly esteemed for her stunning voice, range and vocal technique, the award-winning vocalist is accompanied by her husband, Raif Hyseni, whose innovations and compositions for accordion have garnered praise for his "speed demon accordion." With an ensemble that also includes clarinet, guitar, keyboard and percussion, Merita Halili and Raif Hyseni will astound you with their vocal and instrumental artistry.

The Michael Winograd Trio, with Patrick Farrell, Benjy Fox Rosen and Michael Winograd, features three major voices in the international contemporary Klezmer community. Performing new music and reimagined traditional and folk music, this ensemble aims to present a fresh way of listening to and enjoying the rich genre of Yiddish music. Drawing on a variety of influences, Winograd's new trio provides a full and genuine experience of Klezmer and Yiddish song. Dr. Joel Rubin, clarinetist, said, "Perhaps the leading voice of the younger generation of performers and composers within klezmer."

More info: www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=229436267101346

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