KlezKamp , www.livingtraditions.org, has updated their website and has added two new features: Photos of KlezKamp 19 (2003) and a new section of links to our favorite websites relevant to Yiddish and Klezmer which will certainly be of interest. Please visit our website often and let us know what you think.
Sabina Brukner,Associate Director of Living Traditions, writes:
It is a pleasure to write to you in my new position as Associate Director of Living Traditions. I look forward to meeting and working with all of you as we work together to preserve Yiddish language and folk culture and to incorporate it as a relevant part of Jewish cultural identity. We will try to keep it up to date to give you the latest information about all of ur projects. Soon to come is a centralized Klezmer Performance database which will allow you to search for information about performances by your favorite artists, searchable by location, date and performer. We are currently in the midst of planning a KlezKamp 2004 Twenty years! Biz hundert tsvantsik! In order to celebrate this milestone properly we need your help. Please send us your photos, audiotapes, videotapes, art projects and other memorabilia from your times at KlezKamp. We will use them in our various retrospective projects, including a website, exhibits at KlezKamp and, of course, the special KlezKamp 20 zhurnal. Send us copies or duplicates, if possible, and clearly label any items you will want returned. Save the dates December 26-31, 2004 and be sure to join KlezKampers and staff from the last 20 years at the Swan Lake Resort Hotel in the Catskills. Details of the program will be available soon after Labor Day.
As you read in our Pesakh mailing, we are also producing a of a Best of KlezKamp 2-CD anthology which will be available by the beginning of KlezKamp this year. A crack group of KlezKampers have listened to all existing tapes of KlezKamp performances to find the treasures that will appear in the collection. It?s going to be great. We need your financial support to make this CD project happen, of course, so if you have not already sent in your response card to the mailing, please do so now. If you donate $100 or more above membership dues, you will receive an advanced copy of the anthology and your gift will be acknowledged in the accompanying booklet. That you participate is more important than the amount of your gift. Please help support this great project. We are so proud of the community that has been created through KlezKamp and Living Traditions. You are us. We want and need your input, suggestions and feedback. Please feel contact me anytime at Sabina@livingtraditions.org, call me in the Living Traditions office (212) 532-8202, or write Sabina Brukner, Living Traditions, 45 East 33rd Street, Suite B-2A, New York, NY 10016. I look forward to hearing from you.
A sheynem dank,