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BJMF: Polesye, Berkeley, CA, 4 Mar 2013

28th Jewish Music Festival - Berkeley - San Francisco

brochure illustrationPolesye - Jewish Folksongs from the Shtetl
Featuring Olga Mieleszczuk, Ittai Binnun, Cookie Segelstein, Josh Horowitz & Stu Brotman

Mon, Mar 4, 2013, 1pm matinee
JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch,
1414 Walnut Street,
Berkeley, CA

$15 General, $12 Seniors, Students, and JCCEB Members
Discounts for advance purchases available online or over the phone.
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Direct from Poland and Israel
Polesye was the ancient cradle of the Slavic peoples and a center of Hasidism. This unique project is inspired by the repertoire of Mariam Nirenberg, a pre-War Jewish folksinger born in this multicultural region. It was first recorded in the 1970s by eminent folklorist Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Vocalist Olga Mieleszczuk provides modern arrangements to Nirenberg's repertoire, accompanied by Israeli clarinetist and guitarist Ittai Binnun, violinist Cookie Segelstein accordionist Josh Horowitz, and bassist Stu Brotman.

Co-presented with the Polish Cultural Institute New York. Co-sponsored by the Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture, in association with the Israel Center (SF), the Consulate of Israel (SF) and the Consulate of Poland (LA).

More info: www.jewishmusicfestival.org/events/polesye-matinee

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