6/26 - THE KLEZMATICS / SOCALLED / DANIEL KAHN AND THE PAINTED BIRD / JOSHUA NELSON / NYT-FOLKSBIENE’S “SOUL TO SOUL” / YIDDISH PRINCESS


We will be going to a great Yiddish themed show, See the end of this note for all the details of this event.

Here is a link to the details of the show

http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/calendar/the-klezmatics-socalled-daniel-kahn-and-the-painted-bird-joshua-nelson-the-national-yiddish-theatre-folksbiene-and-special-guests/


Here is a video to one of the group's performances, Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KFVVKFxr60

that starts the program off at 7pm. See below for all the details!

David

PS You can just show up, but please RSVP so we have a sense of how many people are coming - bring dinner and drinks and i will bring some snacks!

EVENT DATE: TUESDAY, JUNE 26

TIME: 6:30 PM - ? ( the show starts at 7pm) Arrive at 6:30 so you can help me save good seats! Summerstage concerts often fill up, so you might not be able to get in if you don't come early.

This will go till 10pm, but I may not stay past 9pm. If the venue is crowded, we might decide to sit outside the venue, on the grass. If you don't see me inside at 7pm, text me on my cell, which is (917) 531-2202.

COST: Free!

Location: CENTRAL PARK SUMMERSTAGE (RUMSEY PLAYFIELD)
5th Avenue and 72nd Street
Central Park's Rumsey Playfield
New York, NY

Here is a page which describes the details of summerstage and some of the restrictions on what you can and can't bring in:

http://www.nyc.com/arts__attractions/central_park_summerstage_rumsey_playfield.1374/editorial_review.aspx

Here is a google map link to the location in the park

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=40.77276,+-73.97022&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x89c258ed570304cf:0x4ee2879e4cb58ec5,%2B40%C2%B0+46'+21.69%22,+-73%C2%B0+58'+15.83%22&gl=us&ei=VSV7T5uyNMSD0QHJhamjBg&oi=geocode_result&ved=0CCIQ8gEwAA

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

Dinner if you want to eat with us. I will have some light snacks. You might also bring a blanket to sit on, if we decide to sit outside the venue on the grass.

WHAT SHOULD I AVOID BRINGING?

Please do not bring alcoholic beverages, glass, bottles, coolers, pets, bicycles, rollerblades, folding chairs, beach umbrellas, video cameras or tape recorders. No professional camera gear, telephoto lenses, or flash photography is allowed. All bags are subject to search. Beer and wine are for on­site consumption only and may not be removed from the venue. The distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not permitted.

RSVP DEADLINE - TUESDAY, JUNE 25 @ 3PM. You can just show up without RSVP'ing, but please RSVP so i can get a sense of our numbers for the snacks.


SHOW DETAILS


SummerStage celebrates the musical legacy of Eastern Europe with a day dedicated to Yiddish music celebrating traditional klezmer and modern interpretations that fuse the traditional with everything from rock to hip-hop influences. Special guests include: the “Prince of Kosher Gospel” Joshua Nelson, The National Yiddish Theatre’s production of Soul to Soul, an electrifying concert that explores the intersections between African-American and Yiddish folk music traditions and pop/rock band, Yiddish Princess.
The Klezmatics are world-renowned and Grammy-winning superstars of the klezmer world. They erupted out of New York City’s East Village in 1986 and revitalized klezmer for the new century with music that is steeped in Eastern European Jewish tradition and spirituality, while incorporating contemporary themes such as human rights and anti-fundamentalism with eclectic musical influences including Arab, African, Latin and Balkan rhythms, jazz and punk. In the course of over twenty years they have released nine albums of wild, spiritual, provocative, reflective, and ecstatically danceable music, forever redefining and transcending traditional labels.

Josh Dolgin, known as Socalled, is a rapper and producer, known for his eclectic mix of hip-hop, klezmer and other types of folk music. A pianist, accordion player, producer, composer, rapper, singer, journalist, photographer, filmmaker, magician, cartoonist and puppet maker, he has been making records and touring the world for over a decade with his unique mash-up of traditional Jewish meets urban hip-hop sound. Socalled continues on his mission of boundary-crossing with the mixing of acoustic and electric instruments and digital and analog recording techniques, all while exploring different cultures in the service of creating something catchy, smart, hilarious, emotional and timeless.

Detroit-born, Berlin-based Daniel Kahn is an integral part of the international Yiddish and klezmer scene. “To Klezmer what the Pogues were to Folk… polyglot, pan-European Punkfolk.” He sings old and original songs in Yiddish, English, and German that are poetically dark, tragically humorous and politically subversive. His band, The Painted Bird concocts a mixture of klezmer, radical Yiddish song, and political cabaret, kept together by Kahn’s amazing abilities as a songwriter, translator and performer. Their newest album Lost Causes, winner of 2011 Record of the Year by the German Record Critics’ Association, challenges the borders between radical/ traditional, lyrical/political, east/west and folk/punk.

Event website: http://klezmatics.com

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