Film, Video An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble: Klezmer & Other Yiddish Music from New York

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Title
An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble: Klezmer & Other Yiddish Music from New York
Summary
The An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble -- renowned Yiddish folk singers Michael Alpert and Ethel Raim, tsimblist (hammered dulcimer player) Pete Rushefsky and violinist Jake Shulman-Ment -- celebrates the hundredth Anniversary of the historic An-sky Expedition. This 1911-1914 ethographic expedition systematically documented the Jewish folk culture of dozens of communities in Ukraine and White Russia. It is named for its leader, Yiddish writer and folklorist Semyon An-sky, pen name of Shloyme Zaynvl Rapoport (1863-1920), who is best known as the author of the groundbreaking play "The Dybbuk."
Event Date
June 26, 2013
Notes
-  Jake Shulman-Ment is an American violinist who has performed in a wide range of styles includes klezmer, classical, Romanian, Hungarian, Gypsy and Greek. He has been a faculty member of New York's Henry Street Settlement, Klezcamp, KlezKanada, Klezmer Paris and Yiddish Summer Weimar.
-  Pete Rushefsky is an American klezmer musician and executive director of New York City's Center for Traditional Music and Dance. He plays the cimbalom or "tsimbl" as well as the 5-string banjo.
-  Ethel Raim is artistic director of New York's Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD), one of the nation's preeminent traditional arts organizations, and has researched ethnic music and worked closely with community-based traditional for almost five decades.
-  Michael Alpert is a klezmer singer and multi-instrumentalist and has been called a key figure in the klezmer revival of the 1970s and 1980s.
Related Resources
American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
Running Time
1 hours 6 minutes 57 seconds
Language
english
Online Format
video
image
Description
The An-sky Yiddish Heritage Ensemble -- renowned Yiddish folk singers Michael Alpert and Ethel Raim, tsimblist (hammered dulcimer player) Pete Rushefsky and violinist Jake Shulman-Ment -- celebrates the hundredth Anniversary of the historic An-sky Expedition. This 1911-1914 ethographic expedition systematically documented the Jewish folk culture of dozens of communities in Ukraine and White Russia. It is named for its leader, Yiddish writer and folklorist Semyon An-sky, pen name of Shloyme Zaynvl Rapoport (1863-1920), who is best known as the author of the groundbreaking play "The Dybbuk."
Original Format
film, video

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