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"A sweet diaspora song: paths of Jewish Music in America, Krakow, PL, 2 Jul 2015

Michael Alpert and Francesco Spagnolo
"A sweet disapora song: paths of Jewish music in America"

Jul 2, 2015, 16:00
CKŻ, ul. Meiselsa 17
Krakow, Poland

Michael Alpert – instrumentalist, singer, dancer, composer, ethnographer, one of the pillars of the JCF - is one of the leading figures in the world of Jewish music. Francesco Spagnolo - musicologist, curator of The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life at the University of California at Berkeley. In a joint interview they talk about Yiddish culture in California, about a Klezmer music boom in the 1970s, Michael Alpert's cooperation with Itzhak Perlman and other important moments in his musical career, about the emigration of Russian Jews to America, as well as about the revival of Jewish culture in Central and Eastern Europe. The interview will be illustrated with music and dance.

More info: www.jewishfestival.pl/a-sweet-diaspora-song--paths-of-jewish-music-in-america,1185,event-program,en.html

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