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- Alameda County
Songs of Jewish Women
Join an international trio of leading klezmer musicians and local legends Veretski Pass for an evening of music and a community dance. The evening will begin with a concert featuring Berlin-based violinist Craig Judelman, Latvian-American Accordionist Ilya Shneyveys and Cantor and composer Sarah Myerson celebrating women’s contributions to the rich and diverse legacy of Yiddish song and paying homage to those who paved the way for the flourishing of singers and new Yiddish song we are witnessing today. Highlighting the challenges of traditional life as well as the changes to the roles and opportunities available to women in traditional Eastern European Jewish culture, this program features leading performers from the European and American klezmer scene presenting songs by and about Jewish women from the diverse canon of Yiddish song. After years touring with artists from Michael Alpert to the Klezmatics’ Lorin Sklamberg, Alicia Svigals and Frank London, these artists represent the new vanguard of leadership at festivals and workshops across the globe. They will be joined by Berkeley’s own Veretski Pass for some songs and then clear the chairs and Cantor Myerson will lead the community in traditional Yiddish dancing – no experience necessary, space will be made for people of all abilities and needs to be included as we celebrate the embodied practice of Ashkenazi Jews and its intersection with their European neighbors.
At Urban Adamah in Berkeley. Sliding scale, $24 to $54 per person.