Monday, February 18, 2013

The Future of Jewish Music in Poland

The Future of Jewish Music in Poland

Polesye in Opening Night Jewish Music Festival Berkeley 2013

March 2, 2013, Berkeley Repertory Theatre Thrust Stage
Direct from Poland and Israel
Polesye was the ancient cradle of the Slavic peoples and a center of Hasidism. 
This unique project is inspired by the repertoire of Mariam Nirenberg, a pre-War Jewish
 folksinger born in this multicultural region. It was first recorded in the 1970s by eminent folklorist 
Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett. Vocalist Olga Mieleszczuk provides modern arrangements
 to Nirenberg’s repertoire, accompanied by Israeli clarinetist and guitarist Ittai Binnun
violinist Cookie Segelstein, accordionist Josh Horowitz and bassist Stu Brotman.

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