Lebedik: Yiddish Song & Klezmer Concert & Dance
February 3, 7 pm @ Polish Cultural Center, 1714 18th Avenue
Final celebration of Seattle Yiddish Fest with 'Lebedik' - the band by the festival faculty playing a concert of Yiddish song and instrumental music followed by a Yiddish dance with instruction and dance leading.
Suggested donation $15-25 (free for festival participants)
The concert featuring the Seattle Yiddish Fest faculty band Lebedik! (https://www.sashalurje.com/lebedik)
Lebedik is the story of songs told in songs, a journey from Eastern Europe to the theaters of New York City’s lower east side. This collaboration between celebrated Latvian singer Sasha Lurje and American violinist Craig Judelman explores the songs of their homelands, the journeys of the songs and their singers, and their evolution from raw folk art to the sophisticated and diverse recordings made in 1920’s New York. For this tour, they are joined by longtime collaborators, accordionist Ilya Shneyveys and bassist Mark Rubin.
The concert will be followed by a Yiddish dance with the band and dancing led by Sasha Lurje. This is a unique chance to experience Yiddish dancing in a group with a live band. No dance experience needed! Yiddish dancing is very accessible to all. And also is very enjoyable to watch! Bring your dance shoes and lomir tantsn! (let's dance!)
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The number of places is limited.