Philadelphia Folklore Project Presents Elaine Hoffman Watts & Susan Watts

The Philadelphia Folklore Project Presents: Elaine Hoffman Watts &

Sunday May 11, 2008, doors open at 6 pm
World Cafe Live (www.worldcafelive), 3025 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA
Tickets $20, or special price of $16 for PFP members through PFP; 215-726-1106.

This special concert promises an unforgettable Mother’s Day
celebration, featuring the outstanding Elaine Hoffman Watts & Susan
mother-daughter team, and their band of klezmer stars from the
east coast and Canada. The concert will feature never before heard
songs from a book compiled in 1927 by Susan’s great-grandfather, Joseph
Hoffman, including his compositions, songs by his son Jake Hoffman, and
other rarely performed Philly tunes in brand-new arrangements by Susan
Watts. The concert will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the

PFP will be filming for its documentary on Elaine Watts at this event;
come be a part of the project. Elaine was the first woman percussionist
to graduate from the Curtis Institute of Music, and is a recent winner
of a prestigious National Heritage Award from the National Endowment
for the Arts (one of just a handful of Pennsylvania artists to be so

This project occurs with the support of the National Endowment for the
Arts, the Philadelphia Music Project (funded by the Pew Charitable
Trusts and administered by the University of the Arts), the PA
Humanities Council, the PA Historical & Museum Commission, and
Philadelphia Folklore Project Members.

For more info: Philadelphia Folklore Project, 735 S. 50th St., Phila.,
PA 19143. 215-726-1106., PFP is a 21-year-old independent public
interest folklife agency committed to cultural equity: we work to
sustain diverse Philadelphia vernacular traditions as real resources
for vital local communities. Give a listen!