YIDDISHEH FANTASIA .
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There is a voyage of klezmer discovery on offer at Avi Chai House in Jerusalem
on Thursday, with the A Voyage through Time to Ashkenazi Soul Music
The evening comprises a rich lineup of entertainment and
education that opens, at 8:30 p.m., with the Klezmers’ Voyage documentary film
about a tour by 12-piece French klezmer outfit Le Beigale Orkestra around Israel
in summer 2009. In between shots of the ensemble’s shows the film delves into
various aspects of klezmer culture in different places around the world, and
looks at the idea of defining identity through music.
The screening will
be followed a discussion with ensemble member violinist Amit Weissberger, and
the evening’s jolly and informative proceedings will wind up with a performance
by Yiddisheh Fantasia trio. The concert will feature a wide range of klezmer
material culled from performances and recordings through the ages. The group
will play songs recorded in Eastern Europe in the early years of the 20th
century, which were revived by Yiddisheh Fantasia. The show will also include
archival video clips of original renderings, as well as klezmer numbers
performed in a far more contemporary way.
For tickets and more
information: (02) 621-5300 and www.bac.org.il