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Tag: klezmer


Dobridens at the Dawn of Klezmer

A Workshop with Mike PerlmutterSunday, May 16  |  11am – 12:45pmIn collaboration with KlezCaliforniaBy donation – RSVP to get the Zoom link Register The term “dobriden” comes from the Slavic for “good day”. These slow and stately klezmer melodies were used to greet guests and to set the mood for various wedding traditions that have since fallen out of use. The disappearance of these wedding traditions has correlated with the rarity of the music, which has been less recorded than other klezmer genres, and tends to appear mostly in older klezmer manuscripts. Though the traditional......

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Cookie Segelstein with viola

with Cookie SegelsteinSunday, February 21 | 11am – 12:45pm | On ZoomIn collaboration with KlezCaliforniaBy donation – RSVP to reserve your spot How do you get the Ashkenazi Jewish sound into your instrument? What are the actual techniques to bring this elusive element into your playing? It’s not enough just to play Jewish tunes, you must make it sound evocative and familiar to your listeners. Although this workshop is best suited for string players, all are welcome, as we will explore general techniques of producing this sound. Cookie Segelstein has toured the world......

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Jeanette Lewicki with accordion

A Sing-Along with Jeanette LewickiSunday, January 31 | 11am – 12:45pm Pacific | On ZoomA collaboration with KlezCaliforniaBy donation – RSVP to reserve your spot Sing along with songs for dancing, laughing, clapping, toe-tapping, celebration, and warming up a crowd. We will include upbeat tunes with comical lyrics from Prince Nazaroff, Aaron Lebedeff, the Ruth Rubin collection, and some of Jeanette’s own arrangements for the gonifs klezmer band and the San Francisco Klezmer Experience (a.k.a. Klez-X)! These are great songs for a group or a band, or to sing around the house, and we will......

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