Event Information
Center for Jewish History & Center for Traditional Music and Dance Present
Bay mayn mames shtibele: The Women's Art of Yiddish Folksong
Monday, May 14, 2012

Panel discussion with live and multi-media performance

Length: 2 hrs 00 mins
Intermission: None
Seating: General Admission
You choose your seats when you get to the theater.

An exploration of the Yiddish folksong tradition as preserved through the remarkable artistry of women singers in Eastern Europe and the United States. Itzik Gottesman of the Yiddish Forverts newspaper will lead a panel including renowned folksinger/researcher Michael Alpert, NEA National Heritage Fellow Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman and CTMD Artistic Director Ethel Raim as they present and discuss the work of leading folksingers such as Lifshe Schaechter-Widman, Bronya Sakina and other important exponents of the tradition. A reception will follow the event.

Made possible through support provided by the Keller-Shatanoff Foundation, the Atran Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Presented by the Center for Jewish History, Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture, Brooklyn Arts Council’s Half the Sky Festival: Brooklyn Women in Traditional Performance

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This event is general admission and no seating is assigned at this time. You will choose your seats when you arrive at the venue. Please view the 'More info' link to view if the venue is ADA Complaint.