A Musical World Recaptured: Klezmer and Yiddish Music Before the Holocaust
Presented by Vilna Shul. Boston's Center for Jewish Culture. Inc
April 6, 2013
A Concert and Commemoration to Benefit the Vilna Shul, Boston’s Center for Jewish Culture
The rich and vibrant world of Yiddish music, like European Jewry itself, seemed nearly destroyed in the Holocaust, but the legacy of Yiddish music has not been lost. As we commemorate Yom HaShoah this year, we will also celebrate the living heritage of the music that has survived and now thrives again.
From the folk dances that became klezmer wedding staples, to Yiddish theatre tunes, to songs of resistance and of the Jewish labor movement, we will sing and play Jewish music -- in remembrance of those we lost, and in celebration of a living tradition that we are passing to future generations.
About Shir Madness:
For nearly a decade, Shir Madness has been bringing the joys and Oys of Yiddish music to synagogues, community events, senior centers, and family simchahs in the Greater Boston area. Its repertoire ranges from the Yiddish folk dances of Eastern Europe to the swing-tinged showtunes of 2nd Avenue Yiddish theatre, to new music inspired by our past.