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100 Years of The Yiddish Song, 1920s – 2020s, with Mark Slobin
Over the course of a turbulent and tortuous century, the Yiddish song has survived and is even thriving in today’s flowering of performance and songwriting. The lecture will cover both the continuity and the new creativity of this history, including a cameo appearance by Yiddish singer Sharon Bernstein.
Presented by The Magnes Collection at U.C. Berkeley, and at The Magnes. No charge.
Mark Slobin is the Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music Emeritus at Wesleyan University and the author or editor of many books on Afghanistan and Central Asia, eastern European Jewish music, film music, American music, and ethnomusicology theory, two of which have received the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award: “Fiddler on the Move: Exploring the Klezmer World” and “Tenement Songs: Popular Music of the Jewish Immigrants.” He has been President of the Society for Ethnomusicology and the Society for Asian Music. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He retired in 2016 after 45 years at Wesleyan and lives in Manhattan.