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Sunday, January 20 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
A Hipster's Guide to Klezmer: A Record-Drop Tour of the Highlights

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This is not your Zayde's klezmer music lit class. This is what you get when you sit down with a friend and a mid-shelf bottle of bronfen by their basement record player at 11pm, and they shout "WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU'VE NEVER HEARD NAFTULE BRANDWEIN??" This is the elevator pitch for the relevancy of modern klezmer. Not only will we cover the connecting stories of what happened in between, including the argument for a new revival circa 2005; we will needle-drop standards in different eras so you can hear the changes between bands' conventions in groove over the march of time. No experience necessary; only enthusiasm required.

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Mai Li Pittard

Mai Li is 6 years new to the Yiddishist and klezmer world since the start of their genre-busting neo-vaudevillian cabaret punk-klezmer band the Debaucherauntes. Winner of 2017 KrechtsFactor and KlezKanada and Yiddish New York scholarships with a portfolio of performances and original... Read More →


Sunday January 20, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm PST
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