CU Boulder Program in Jewish Studies 2 Offer 2 New Klezmer Programs

The Program in Jewish Studies and College of Music are pleased to offer two more online concerts this fall exploring klezmer music and Middle Eastern/North African Jewish poetic songs (piyyutim). The concerts will be in a webinar format, blending performance and discussion. The first one will be in the morning, 9:10-10:00am on Monday November 15. The second one will be in the evening, 7:00-8:30pm on Thursday December 2. This concert series is made possible by funding from the CU Boulder Office for Outreach and Engagement Arts and Humanities Initiative, the Roser Visiting Artist Program in the College of Music, and the David Shneer Fund for Community Programming, Public Scholarship, and the Arts.

Monday November 15 — Traditional Klezmer Music

Join Cookie Segelstein and Josh Horowitz, who will demonstrate and talk about the styles, historical curiosities and techniques of traditional klezmer music. They’ll show some of the unusual forgotten genres that accompanied the 8-day Jewish wedding celebrations of eastern Europe, and detail how those genres have morphed through time to form what we know today as klezmer music.

Monday, November 15 at 9:10 am to 10:00 am
Please register here.

Thursday December 2 — Middle Eastern/North African Jewish Poetic Songs

Join Dr. Galeet Dardashti, prominent performer and cultural anthropologist, for this interactive program on Jewish piyyut (liturgical poetry and song) traditions from the Middle East and North Africa. Come hear, study, and learn several of these beautiful religious songs, and gain an understanding of their shifting cultural significance throughout Jewish history. The presentation will include material from Dr. Dardashti’s research on the Mizrahi piyyut movement in Israeli pop and rock music today.

Thursday, December 2 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Please register here.

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