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  • Wed Apr 1, 2020
  • 8:00pm
  • Leonard Nimoy Thalia
  • $10 - $30

Visiting Presenter / Music

ZOL ZAYN: Yiddish Poetry into Song

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Celebrating the glorious tradition of turning great Yiddish poems into songs, including works by Celia Dropkin, Itzik Manger, Morris Rosenfeld, Leyb Naydus, David Edelstadt, Avrom Sutzkever, Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman, Rokhl Korn, and many others.

This event includes live music, readings, and archival recordings, featuring leading voices of the contemporary Yiddish music renaissance, including Tony Award nominee Eleanor Reissa, Sarah Gordon, and Tsvey Brider, a duo composed of Anthony Mordechai Zvi Russell and Dmitri Gaskin.

The evening is hosted by Ilan Stavans, award-winning writer and the Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities and Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College and host of the NPR podcast "In Contrast. Instrumentalists include Grammy Award–winning trumpeter and keyboardist Frank London (a cofounder of the Klezmatics), renowned Anglo-Indian percussionist Deep Singh, Radical Jewish Culture guitarist Yoshie Fruchter, and Turkish-born violinist Eylem Basaldi.

The event is presented as part of the Yiddish Book Center’s Decade of Discovery.


Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre

Expected Run Time is 90 minutes

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