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"Women in Yiddish Song," NYC, 14 May 2012

Monday, May 14: Bay mayn mames shtibele: The Women's Art of Yiddish Folksong.

An exploration of the Yiddish folksong tradition as preserved through the remarkable artistry of women singers in Eastern Europe and the United States. Folklorist Itzik Gottesman of the Yiddish Forverts newspaper will lead a panel including NEA National Heritage Fellow Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, CTMD Artistic Director Ethel Raim and renowned folksinger/researcher Michael Alpert as they present and discuss the work of leading folksingers such as Lifshe Schaechter-Widman (Schaechter-Gottesman's mother), Bronya Sakina and other important exponents of the tradition. Presented by CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture, Center for Jewish History and Brooklyn Arts Council’s Half the Sky Festival: Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance.

At Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street in Manhattan (between 5th and 6th Avenues in Manhattan). Admission: $15, $10 for CTMD/CJH members. Reserve tickets through www.smarttix.com (7:00PM)

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