Sun May 01 2022


10:00 am - 11:45 pm


Presented by KlezCalifornia

Melodies from my Father’s Ukrainian Homeland, with Cookie Segelstein

The klezmer trio Veretski Pass (Cookie Segelstein, Josh Horowitz, Stu Brotman) often digs deep into field research and also plays melodies learned from family members. In Cookie’s family, she learned primarily from her father, who grew up near Veretski Pass, where Ukrainians were the majority population. The music in her home was a mixture of Jewish, Ukrainian, and Polish. Cookie will teach some lesser known Ukrainian melodies. This workshop open to all and best suited for intermediate players and above.

Many Jews share Ukrainian roots and much Yiddish culture flowered in Ukraine. This workshop presents an opportunity to connect our shared culture with the current situation in Ukraine.

About Cookie Segelstein »


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