Join Klezmatics singer and YIVO sound archivist Lorin Sklamberg for a rediscovery of the unbelievably diverse repertoire of Jewish song recorded under the auspices of the Jüdischer Kulturbund in the shadow of Nazi oppression. The class will explore Yiddish theater and folk songs, religious hymns, German cabaret ditties, and early Hebrew ballads as performed by a who’s who of 1930s European Jewish artists for the microphones of Hirsch Lewin’s Semer and associated record labels. Songs will be illustrated by rare original recordings. Repertoire will be in Yiddish, Hebrew, German and Russian, with texts and translations provided.
Faculty: Lorin Sklamberg
Level: All Levels