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DOWNTOWN KLEZ KOOPERATIVE
Please join KlezCalifornia for a 3-hour klezmer workshop
Sunday, August 18, 2019, 3:30-6:30pm, with Yoshie Fruchter
visiting from New York
Kehilla Community Synagogue
1300 Grand Avenue, Piedmont
(we are meeting in the sanctuary this time, so use main door)
While we study and experience the amazing history and heritage that we have in klezmer, Jewish music and culture, this workshop is an opportunity to begin writing the future. With Tzadik recording artist Yoshie Fruchter, we will explore some new compositional directions that have been taken by boundary crashers and adventurers like John Zorn, Frank London, Uri Caine, and Marc Ribot. We will use some of the traditional themes and nuances of Jewish folk music and incorporate whatever new elements we can come up with, including rock, jazz, metal and the avant-garde. Join us as we run Yidl's
Fidl through a sonic blender!
The workshop is suitable for instrumentalists on all acoustic instruments, likely at the more advanced level. Registration is $25 (sliding scale, i.e. whatever you can pay) in cash or check at the door. Listeners welcome; donation requested. Light snacks provided.
Bring a recording device or a music stand if you want. Brass players should bring a mute.
Please RSVP to
and include date/location of session, your name and instrument, and any questions. Or just show up!