Klezmer workshop and concert in Leeds

Sunday April 27, 2008
Workshop 10am-1pm
Performance 3:00pm

Klezmer music and Yiddish dance workshop, led by Ilana Cravitz and Guy
, with members of FDT Klezmorim and guests

10:00am Workshop for all and introduction to the afternoon’s concert

Participants and observers will learn about the historical background and
cultural context of this Jewish music and the associated dances. They will
then have the opportunity to gain hands-on (or feet-on!) experience,
choosing either to study the music (style, ornamentation, accompaniment) in
more depth, or to learn some of the dances with experienced dance leader and
drummer Guy Schalom, with live music from members of the band. No previous
knowledge of klezmer music or dance required. Instrumentalists should be
grade 4 equivalent or above.

3:00pm Afternoon Concert: FDT Klezmorim – Bessarabia – London –
Philadelphia: Klezmer from Old World to New, and back again

A journey beyond the borders of time and space with a programme of old and
new ‘traditional’ Jewish music crossing the boundaries between Orient and
Occident. Featuring Ilana Cravitz (fiddle), Susi Evans (clarinet), John Bone
(accordion), Matt Bacon (bazouki/guitar), Guy Schalom (drums), Paul

Tickets: £12 adult (£8 concessions); £3 students and young people.
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