Mon May 10 2021


11:00 am



How to Find a Yiddish Song, with Itzik Gottesman

Lecture #47 in Joshua Horowitz’s series, The Promiscuous World of Jewish Music

How to Find a Yiddish Song, with Itzik Gottesman

Monday, May 10, 11am Pacific Time/2pm New York/ 7pm London/ 8pm Paris/ 9pm Tel Aviv. Please confirm the local time !

Length: 1 – 2 hours

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Zoom Meeting ID: 967 8901 9038
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As curator of the blog Yiddish Song of the Week, now in its eleventh year, Itzik Gottesman has received many field recordings from family and friends of the singer, asking him to identify the song. This kind of research is a lot of fun when it has results, but frustrating when nothing turns up. In this talk, he will offer a practical guide on how to find a song and relate his experiences with the blog. A number of musical examples will be played. Audience members are welcome to bring songs that they want to know more about.

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This project has been made possible in part by a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, Grants for the Arts, and The California Endowment.