Yiddish songs and dances in Regents Park London

When JMI KlezFest London opens on Sunday 8 August, all London hears about
it – as the biggest UK klezmer band will assemble round the bandstand at
Regents Park (its too big to be ON the bandstand) last year there were 69
players, this year we expect to break that record. If you are in or near
London please bring your instruments and join us in the ‘Inner Circle’ (this
is a Road Direction as well as an emotional state) from 3.00-6.00pm

This picnic in the park comes after we have completed an intensive week’s
Yiddish course Ot Azoy! directed by Khayele Beer and with Pesakh Fiszman and
Sonia Pinkusowitz which takes place at SOAS University of London, and at the
very beginning of KlezFest London a week of intensive Music making, singing
and dancing with the usual suspects. Over 100 musicians are registered,
including 20 singers in our dedicated Jewish Song Summer School who will be
studying with both Adrienne Cooper and Shura Lipovsky as well as other
experts in the field of sephardi, Baghdadi, Hebrew and Art songs.

We follow this up in the autumn with weekly classes at SOAS in Jewish song,
Klezmer music and also liturgical music, and Yiddish language. (you can
also do under-grad and post-grad studies in Jewish music here at the School
of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS) as SOAS has I
believe (please correct me if I am wrong) the only fulltime lecturer in
Jewish music anywhere in the world in a mainstream University Department of

For more details of all these see on the Jewish Music Institute Website
www.jmi.org.uk OR e-mail jewishmusic@jmi.org.uk .