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Presented by YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in partnership with The Forward

The Musical Legacy of Eastern European Jews

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 7 PM YIVO Institute for Jewish Research
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Mark Slobin, acclaimed scholar of East European and American Jewish music, discusses the music of From Shtetl to Stage: A Celebration of Yiddish Music and Culture, presented at Carnegie Hall on April 15. In his presentation, he uses images and recordings that cover a range of Yiddish theater songs, novelty numbers, concert music, and songs of social movements. Chana Pollack, archivist of The Forward newspaper, also gives a brief presentation that showcases Yiddish inked musical newspaper ephemera showing visually via archival ads and photos, some of the ways that Jewish immigrants were offered a platform for entry into the dream of America.

After the presentations, Slobin and Pollack will be joined by Daniel Kahn, Eleanor Reissa, and Lorin Sklamberg for a conversation about the music they are performing on Carnegie Hall’s From Shtetl to Stage program, and on the continued influence of Jewish music in today’s musical culture.

Part of: Migrations: The Making of America and Migrations

Venue Information

YIVO at the Center for Jewish History
15 West 16th Street | Manhattan
yivo.org/migrations-festival | 212-246-6080

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