21st Century Masters of the Klezmer Violin

Tuesday night, November 3, 7PM – Center for Traditional Music and Dance is pleased to copresent Fidl-21st Century Masters of the Klezmer Violin at the beautiful Museum at Eldridge Street in NYC. ?Featuring Alicia Svigals, Deborah Strauss and Jake Shulman-Ment who will tell their personal stories of how they became intimately involved in the revival of the klezmer violin tradition. Moderated by ethnomusicologist Amanda Scherbenske. Click below for more information….
Co-presented with the Center for Traditional Music and Dance
$20 adults; $14 students and seniors
12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002 Museum Site: 212.219.0302

Miryem Khaye Seigel Interview from Australia

Miryem Khaye Seigel is visiting Australia from New York where she works in the Jewish section of the city’s public library. She is also a Yiddish researcher, scholar, actor and a fine singer and composer of Yiddish songs in a traditional style. Alex Dafner speaks with Miryem about all these pursuits and activities here and in America. Interview is in Yiddish.

Ms.Seigel is currently working on the research project “The Broder Singers: Forerunners of the Yiddish
Theater”, as the 2011-2012 Joseph Kremen Memorial Fellow at YIVO Institute for Jewish Research.

Steve Reich Talks about his Jewish Music at JMF

Pulitzer Prize-winning Composer Steve Reich Talks about his Jewish Music
(with music examples from the composer’s collection) — a unique interview
by fellow Pulitzer Prize-winner David Lang.

On Sunday, November 8th at 3 PM
at the Center for Jewish History
15th West 16th Street, NYC

The Jewish Music Forum presents a unique interview
with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Steve Reich about his Jewish Music, with
music examples from the composers own collection. Mr. Reich will be
interview by fellow Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, David Lang.
The Jewish Music Forum is free to the public. Reservations for the Steve
Reich Talk will be taken on a first-come first-served basis. Call


Musicians Jewlia Eisenberg and Frank London chat with writer Josh Kun about
Jewish music, and perform live from last April in LA. Hear Josh Kun ask the perenniel question about “what is Jewish music?” At least the Q is updated. Kun’s list questions are worth hearing as well as the dicussion.