Sasha Lurje was born in Riga, Latvia, and has been singing since she was three years old. She has gained experience with many groups and in various styles including classical and folk singing, jazz, rock, and pop. Parallel to her singing career she has also been involved in several theater groups where she focused on musical and improvised theater. She has been deeply researching traditional Yiddish song and performing with various groups like Forshpil, Semer Ensemble, You Shouldn’t Know From It, Strangelovesongs duo with Daniel Kahn, and others. Sasha researches traditional voice techniques and voice production. She has performed and taught Yiddish singing in Russia, Europe, and North America and has been a longstanding artist, faculty member, and vocal workshop coordinator at Yiddish Summer Weimar.