Presented by KlezCalifornia

Survey of Yiddish Song Style, workshop with Jeanette Lewicki ONLINE

Date

Sun Apr 19 2020

Time

2:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Location

Online

THIS WORKSHOP IS FILLED. TO RECEIVE NOTIFICATIONS OF FUTURE WORKSHOPS, SIGN UP FOR THE KLEZCALIFORNIA MAILING LIST. THE 100 PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE SIGN-IN INFORMATION NO LATER THAN SATURDAY NIGHT, APRIL 18.

THIS WORKSHOP HAS BEEN MOVED ONLINE. RSVP TO RECEIVE LOG-IN INFORMATION.

Yiddish folk song condenses all the emotion, humor, and salty directness of Yiddish language and culture. Song style includes breath-based ornaments, free changes in register and rhythm, flexible melodies, and ornaments such as the krekhts (sob), zifts (sigh) and dreydlekh (turns). In this online workshop we’ll listen deeply to some great Yiddish folksingers, learn songs together, and explore stylistic techniques. We’ll also survey Yiddish song resources that participants can enjoy at home.

It will be best to join from a computer rather than a phone, so you can see the full screen and hear the full sound.

To reserve a space, RSVP to workshops@klezcalifornia.org. Several days before the workshop, we will send those who have RSVPed the sign-in information.


KlezCalifornia is presenting workshops this Spring free of charge, as a community service during the coronavirus pandemic. Donations of $25 (or whatever you can afford) would be greatly appreciated.

About Jeanette Lewicki.

For general information on KlezCalifornia workshops, click on More Info below.

This workshop is made possible in part by a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation.


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