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The Klezmatics: Woody Guthrie's Wonder Wheel Tour, Brooklyn, NY, 8 Mar 2015

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Pre-concert multimedia presentation by Nora Guthrie

Sun, 8 Mar 2015, 3pm
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College
Campus Road at Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11210

Flash back to 1940s Coney Island, where Woody Guthrie and his wife settled into the raucous life on Mermaid Avenue. Inspired by his Jewish family and their community, he wrote hundreds of lyrics rich with spirituality, tenderness, and a passionate belief in the human fight for peace and justice. Now Guthrie’s poetry is given new life by the Grammy-winning Klezmatics, infusing his words with Eastern European, klezmer, Celtic, Afro-Caribbean, and folk flavors in a lively dialogue about the spiritual power of music to unite.

Note: Please join us at 12pm in the Woody Tanger Auditorium (located in the Brooklyn College Library) for a pre-show event with Nora Guthrie, founder and president of the Woody Guthrie Institute and Woody Guthrie Archives (and Woody's daughter), who will make a 90-minute multimedia presentation, entitled “Holy Ground: Woody Guthrie’s Yiddish Connection,” focusing on the artistic implications of Woody's relationship with his Jewish mother-in-law, Yiddish poet Aliza Greenblatt, and the eclectic life of the Guthrie family in 1940s Brooklyn. RSVP'S REQUIRED. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR SEATS (MAXIMUM 2 PER RESERVATION).

Tickets: $30

More info: www.brooklyncenter.org/buy-tickets/calendar-of-events/view/The-Klezmatics-Woody-Guthries-Wonder-Wheel-Tour/

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