The Yiddish Song Today
The Yiddish song has long been a deep expression of personal and communal feelings for the Ashkenazic Jews of eastern Europe. It flourished among immigrants to America in the early twentieth century, was nearly wiped out by assimilation, the Holocaust, and a turn towards Zionism, but has recently come back among younger musicians looking for identity and personal creativity in both the US and Europe. The talk will quickly reference the history and then present current activists’ thoughts and songs.
Please register to attend. Registration will close on 7/26/2020.
Questions? Please contact Avinoam Patt at email@example.com.
Di Yidishe Velt: A Virtual Festival of Yiddish Culture
Jewish Hartford European Roots
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