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SOAS Summer Schools course Yiddish Songs Online
June 15, 2020 @ 18:00 - June 19, 2020 @ 19:00 UTC+0
Yiddish Songs: Monday 15th – Friday 19th June, 2020: ONLINE
Monday 15th – Friday 19th June, 2020, 6-7.15 pm
Course Fee: £65 (or £15 per session if booked as a ‘one off’)
Yiddish, the 1000-year-old language of the Jews of Eastern Europe, is flourishing, as people young and old, Jewish and non-Jewish, explore its rich cultural heritage. Some of the songs come from the Yiddish theatre and cinema or describe the diverse lives of Jewish people across Eastern and Central Europe and all the countries they have emigrated to – their history, hopes, memories, politics, celebrations and resistance to oppression. Others are are spiritual and liturgical, particularly the nign – a melody that is believed to change consciousness. Join us in singing traditional and new Yiddish songs while also paying attention to the specific elements (ornamentation, phrasing, modes) of this singing style.