Songs from an almost forgotten subculture
No Jewish folklorist between the world wars collected as much material as Shmuel Lehman (1886-1941). These songs mostly deal with the hard life of the thief – alienation from the parents, confinement in prison, and lost love. But there is humour, too. We will learn these humorous, dramatic, and tragic songs from an almost forgotten Yiddish subculture mostly by ear. The workshop is dedicated to accordionist Franka Lampe (1966-2016) and all those years that Franka and I performed Shmuel Lehman’s songs together. Thanks to Itzik Gottesman for research and support!
Faculty: Fabian Schnedler
Level: All Levels