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

There are as many Yiddish song styles as there are singers, and this is a chance to find a style that suits you!

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 & rhythm, flexible melodies, and ornaments such as the krekhts (sob), zifts (sigh) and dreydlekh (turns). Many classically-trained singers also explore Yiddish song for its emotional depth and musical range. In this workshop we’ll do some deep listening, learn songs together, and give individual singers a chance to present songs they are working on. We’ll also survey available Yiddish song resources.

To reserve a space, RSVP to workshops@klezcalifornia.org. This workshop will be held only if a certain number of rsvp’s have been received by Thursday evening, April 16.


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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