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Zev Feldman lecture POSTPONED, NYC, 5 Nov 2012

As of Monday morning, this lecture has been postponed (ongoing post-Sandy electrical power issues). Stay tuned for a reschedule.

Monday, November 5, 7pm:
Multi-media lecture: "A Vanishing Sound: Jewish Musical Resonance in Traditional Moldavian Dance 1800-1950." For almost a century and a half a unique musical relationship developed between Jews and Gentiles in the territory of historical Bessarabia, comprising much of the Republic of Moldova and the Bucovinian territory of modern Ukraine. While the influence of Moldavian lautar ("Gypsy") music on Jewish klezmer music is well-known, the corresponding Jewish influence upon Moldavian dance and wedding music is only beginning to be researched. Ethnomusicologist Walter Zev Feldman (NYU in Abu Dhabi) and past Fulbright scholar Christina Crowder share the results of their expeditions to Moldova, which included interviews with elderly musicians and research with rare musical collections, to unearth evidence of this formerly shared musical heritage. A reception will follow the lecture.

Presented by CTMD's An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture. At Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $15/$10 for CTMD/CJH members. Purchase them online at www.smarttix.com

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