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Seth Rogovoy to Host Bob Dylan 80th Birthday Virtual Tribute Concert

(LONDON, U.K.) – Bob Dylan turns 80 years old on Monday, May 24, 2021, and to celebrate and pay tribute to the Nobel Prize-winning rock poet, Seth Rogovoy will produce and host a global, all-star, Jewish-oriented virtual tribute concert, featuring Socalled (Montreal), Niki Jacobs (Amsterdam), Daniel Kahn (Berlin/Hamburg), and Lail Arad (London).   In “Happy…

World-Beat Dance Music from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Balkans at BSP

(KINGSTON, N.Y.) – New York City’s Raya Brass Band and Lahore/Brooklyn collaboration Sandaraa will perform a double-bill of danceable world-beat music at BSP on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 8pm. Raya Brass Band plays Balkan brass band music infused with punk-rock energy and featuring jazzy soloing, while Sandaraa plays a unique fusion of South Asian…

The Klezmatics to Bring Klezmer-Rock Fusion to the Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – The Klezmatics, widely considered to be the world’s greatest modern klezmer group, perform at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 8pm. The concert is presented by the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst as part of Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music. Founded in 1986 in…

Strauss-Warschauer Duo to Perform at Yiddish Book Center Open House

(AMHERST, Mass.) – The Strauss-Warschauer Duo, featuring world-renowned klezmer musicians Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warschauer, will perform at the Yiddish Book Center on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 2pm, as part of the center’s day-long annual Community Open House. The day’s events, which are free and open to the public, include guided tours of the…

Cabaret of Yiddish Songs from WWII Ghettos at Mahaiwe

(GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.) – Ghetto Tango, an afternoon of songs and stories celebrating the cabaret music that survived and thrived in the Polish and Lithuanian Ghettos during World War II, will be presented at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center on Sunday May 19, 2013, at 3pm. The performance is based on Ghetto Tango. a recording…

Balkan Beat Box Brings Mediterranean/Gypsy/Hip Hop Fusion to MASS MoCA

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Balkan Beat Box brings its eclectic and infectious mix of Balkan, Middle Eastern, hip-hop, electronica, punk and other musical stylings to MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center for what is likely to become a dance concert as soon as the first number kicks off on Saturday, March 16, 2013, at 8 pm. Founded…

World’s Greatest Klezmer Fiddler to Play Yiddish Book Center in Amherst

(AMHERST, Mass.) – Acclaimed violinist and composer Alicia Svigals, considered by many to be the greatest living exponent of klezmer fiddle, will perform at the Yiddish Book Center on Sunday, September 9, 2012, at 2 p.m., with her ensemble, Alicia Svigals’ Klezmer Fiddle Express. During the past two decades, Svigals, a founder of the Klezmatics…