An exploration of the Yiddish folksong tradition as preserved through the remarkable artistry of women singers in Eastern Europe and the United States. Itzik Gottesman of the Yiddish Forverts newspaper will lead a panel including renowned folksinger/researcher Michael Alpert, NEA National Heritage Fellow Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and CTMD Artistic Director Ethel Raim as they present and discuss the work of leading folksingers such as Lifshe Schaechter-Widman, Bronya Sakina and other important exponents of the tradition. A reception will follow the event.
Made possible through support provided by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the Atran Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Presented by the Center for Jewish History, Center for Traditional Music and Danceís An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture, Brooklyn Arts Councilís Half the Sky Festival: Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance
Theater: Center for Jewish History
Address: 15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Cost:$10.00 - $15.00
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