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The Sound & Light Cinematic Duo at KlezNorth

March 5, 2021 @ 19:00 - 20:00 UTC+0

The Sound & Light Cinematic Duo play for a Black and White Silent Jewish Film from 1926 as part of KlezNorth. 


The Sound & Light Сinematic Duo – New and traditional live music accompanying B&W silent films from Ukraine and Russia, 1910-1927.

Against Fathers’ Will (Mabul) 1926 (43’30)  dir  Evgeny Ivanov-Barkov

Based on Shalom Aleichem’s story, Flow of Blood, this film depicts the participation of Jews in the 1905 Revolution. The first version (Mabul) was banned by the Soviet government because it depicted only rich Jews as revolutionaries. Also the government disliked the depiction of the pogrom, which showed an inhuman side to soviet citizens. This version was also banned for the same reasons, and didn’t get screened during Soviet times. Although of a serious nature, the film contains many comedy elements including a wonderful revolutionary argument on seder night between Kaufmann and his daughter Esfir.

Performing as Jewish musicians would have done in the early days of cinema, Merlin and Polina Shepherd play Jewish music to accompany the Yuri Morozov Silent Jewish Film Collection. 

By transportation backwards in time with this historically accurate visual and aural experience, these two world-class musicians bring their audiences forward to a deeper understanding of former and present day Yiddishkeit.

KlezNorth: A weekend of klezmer music, song and dance – normally taking place in the beautiful surroundings of the Peak District near Buxton, but in 2021 ONLINE. First weekend in March 2021. More here.

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The Sound & Light Cinematic Duo at KlezNorth


March 5, 2021
19:00 - 20:00 UTC+0