Monday Aug 17th — Sunday Aug 23, 2015
Join us for a week of extraordinary programing with talks, workshops, concerts, and dancing!
The theme for KlezKanada 2015 will be di tsukunft, with a focus on Poland and on Y.L. Peretz. Di tsukunft, Yiddish for ‘the future’, historically was the name of both the Youth wing of the Bund (formally called Yugnt-bund “Tsukunft” in poyln – ‘Youth Bund ‘the Future’ in Poland’) and of the world’s oldest Yiddish literary journal. We celebrate our 20th year by simultaneously looking ahead and at our past. The history of the Jews in Poland is so large, complex and intertwined with the history of Poland itself that an entire museum opened this year to tell the story. 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the passing of Y.L. Peretz, z’l’, the great poet, writer, playwright, awakener of Yiddish speaking Jews, instigator of the will for self-emancipation and resistance. His extraordinary, radical work and multi-faceted work will inspire KlezKanada 2015.
Our music faculty in 2015 will include many of our favorite teachers, including Shura Lipovsky, The Klezmatics, Lorin Sklamberg, Suzanna Ghergus and Fima Chorny. Mark your calendars for KlezKanada 2015!