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May 1, 2008

Michael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble, Philadelphia, PA, May 1, 2008

CD coverMichael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble

Gratz College
Philadelphia, PA

May 7, 2008

Frank London Carnival Party, NYC, May 7, 2008

Frank LondonFrank London's
Worldwide Booty Shaking
Music Extravaganza
Carnival Party
aka "Frank London's 50th Birthday Party Blowout at DROM"

8pm: Sizzle Ohtaka and Han'nya Teikoku from Japan
9pm: Brian Mitchel Band deliver New Orleans funk
10pm: Scott Kettner & Maracata New York—Northern Brazilian carnival party
11pm: Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars
12pm: DJ Joro Boro

May 7, at DROM
85 Avenue A (btw 5th and 6th)
Cover: $15

Michael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble, Queens, NYC, May 7, 2008

CD coverMichael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble

Hollis Hills Jewish Center
queens, ny

May 8, 2008

Pharaoh's Daughter, New Jersey, May 8, 2008

band publicity photoPharaoh's Daughter
May 8, 2008
New Jersey 8pm NJPAC

Celebrating Israel's 60th birthday, and cultural diversity with NOA and Joshua Nelson's gospel Choir.

May 11, 2008

KlezKanada Lecture: Michael Wex, Montreal, Quebec, May 11, 2008

KlezKanada logoMichael WexKlezKanada 2008 Lecture Series
May 11, 2008, 4 pm
Gelber Conference Centre, 2 Carré Cummings Square, Montreal, Quebec
Michael Wex
"Nu Shoyn? Why we need Yiddish today."
A look at some of the factors that make Yiddish unique and at what we could lose by losing the language. Longtime KK staff member Michael Wex is the author of Just Say Nu and Born to Kvetch.

Michael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble, Amherst, MA, May 11, 2008

CD coverMichael Winograd Klezmer Ensemble

National Yiddish Book Center
Hampshire College,
Amherst, MA

Neo-traditional klezmer music, conceived by clarinetist Michael Winograd and performed by some of the finest rising stars in the New York City klezmer scene, including vocalist Judith Berkson.
Reservations suggested.
2:00 P.M. Cost: $10

May 12, 2008

Klezmatics, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, May 12, 2008

band photoGrammy winners The Klezmatics

Amsterdam Jewish Fesitival,
Amsterdam, Netherlands
evening concert, afternoon master class

Sisters of Sheynville, Winnipeg, Canada, May 12, 2008

sisters of sheynvilleSisters of Sheynville
May 12, Mameloshn Yiddish Festival, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Rady Jewish Community Centre, Berney Theatre

May 15, 2008

Metropolitan Klezmer, NYC, May 15, 2008

band photoMetropolitan Klezmer

Thursday, May 15
Trinity Concerts at One
74 Trinity Place: Broadway at Wall Street, NYC
1:00pm, one hour
Suggested contribution: $2
(212) 602-0800

Afternoon show at historic landmark Trinity Episcopal Church downtown,
Metropolitan Klezmer octet (including special guest clarinetist Gilad Harel)

May 16, 2008

Klezmatics, Ceske Budejoice, Czech Republic, May 16, 2008

band photoGrammy winners The Klezmatics w/ Trombonik

Culture Center Bazilika
Ceske Budejoice, Czech Rep
+420 776-3354
www.concerts.pl, www.bazilika.cz

May 18, 2008

FleytMuzik live recording and dance party, Fairfield, CT, May 18, 2008

FleytmuzikFleytMuzik - In Kontsert!
With Adrianne Greenbaum, vintage flutes
Pete Rushefsky, tsimbl
Jake Shulman-Ment, fiddle
Brian Glassman, bass

Energy provided as well by audience (Audience will "participate" by singing Greenbaum's Nign)
Energy received by musicians
CD sign-up with reduced price
A great equation to sum up a great day!

May 18, 2008
2 shows and Dance Party
2:00 and 7:30 with Dance Party with instruction 4:00
Fairfield Theatre Company
70 Sanford St.
Fairfield, CT 06824

VERY easy to get to if driving. But even easier by train if coming from NYC. Just get off the Fairfield, CT stop and in you go!

Tickets: $22 ($17 for Fairfield Theatre Company members) + $3 surcharge
(203) 259-1036

The venue is StageOne at Fairfield Theatre Company in Fairfield, CT.
It's incredibly inviting. Rather perfect, I have to say. We want to
fill the seats early and often (come to both shows!) - and in between.
Here's how it will work. First show is at 2:00. Dance instruction/party
at 4:00 and the 2nd show at 7:30.

Getting from NYC a problem? No car? We took care of that by moving
StageOne right to the Metro North train station stop! Would you
believe? It was SO nice of the town of Fairfield to do this for us!
(For the gullible: It was already there....) Seriously, though, the
train drops you off within 10 yards of the entrance door, so zorg zikh
nisht about transportation. The house's biggest worry is whether there
will be plenty of action at the bar, which will remain open/available
the entire time.
(Maybe _I_ should worry....)

If you want to come to the dance party either after the 2:00 show or go
and then have dinner and come to the 7:30 show, simply call the box
office and let them know to reserve a "dance space" for you as the
Warehouse is limited to 200, we should be so lucky....
The space for the concert is very unique as the stage juts out into the
audience, surrounded on 3 sides. Acoustics are superb for an acoustic

Klezmatics, Budapest, Hungary, May 18, 2008

band photoGrammy winners The Klezmatics w/ Trombonik

Millenáris Teátrum
Budapest, Hungary
+36 1 336 40 79

May 29, 2008

Tantshoyz - Yiddish Dance Party & Workshop, NYC, Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance, the JCC in Manhattan and the Workmen’s Circle/Arbeter Ring present…

Tantshoyz (Yiddish Dance House)—Dance Party/Workshop at the Manhattan JCC

Thursday, April 17, 2008
7:00PM–10:00 PM
At the JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam @ 76th St.
In the Theater

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and the Jewish Community Center in Manhattan present a Tantshoyz (Dance House). Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of traditional East European Jewish dancing. Live music will be provided by some of New York's leading klezmer musicians. Beginners welcome!

Cost is $10 ($8 for JCC and Workman’s Circle Members), pay at the door. Questions call Pete at 917-326-9659

A new international Yiddish Dance Action Network has been created to help research and promote Yiddish Dance around the world. For more information, contact Pete Rushefsky.

And if you have old family videos with footage of traditional Yiddish Dance we’d love to know about it!

Support for the Yiddish Dance Project was provided to the Center for Traditional Music & Dance by the Forward Association, the New York State Council on the Arts Folk Arts Program, a State agency, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.