Daniel Kahn, born in Detroit, studied theater and poetry at University of Michigan. He moved to Berlin in 2005 and founded his band The Painted Bird, which went on to tour the world and win several awards with their 4 (soon 5) albums. A renowned singer, songwriter, translator, and instrumentalist, he is a founding member of the bands The Brothers Nazaroff, The Unternationale, Semer Ensemble, Strangelovesongs, and The Disorientalists. At Berlin’s Maxim Gorki Theater he works as a director, actor, composer, playwright, and music curator. He performed as Biff in the critically-acclaimed Yiddish production of Death of a Salesman. In 2016, the Ashkenaz Foundation named him the inaugural Theo Bikel Artist-in-Residence. He has taught and performed in every corner of the Yiddishe Velt from California to Moscow. He first attended KlezKanada in 2004.