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(Two Brothers, that is: Anthony Russell and Dmitri Gaskin)
Schroeder Hall, Sonoma State University, Cotati
Tsvey Brider (Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and Dmitri Gaskin) is a Yiddish songwriting, arranging and performing duo formed in 2017 after winning the Concorso Internacional de Canciones en Idish (Der Idisher Idol) in Mexico City. They have gone on to be featured in Berlin’s Radikale Jüdisches Kulturtage (Radical Jewish Culture Festival), tour across Poland and perform in culture and music festivals all over the United States and Europe.
Inspired by the work of an international group of twentieth century Jewish writers and poets, Tsvey Brider is a musical exploration of contemporary life in the Yiddish language through a diverse array of styles and genres including contemporary classical, cabaret, blues and pop in addition to the sounds of Jewish Eastern Europe that have traditionally accompanied music in the Yiddish language.
The members of Tsvey Brider have performed and recorded with such noted artists as Anthony Coleman, Daniel Kahn, Josh Dolgin/SoCalled, Michael Winograd, Sarah Aroeste, Michael Alpert, Alan Bern, Yale Strom and Veretski Pass.