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Yiddish song workshop. Free. Open to all. Brighton

May 22, 2023 @ 18:00 - 20:00 UTC+0


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Come fill the room in a special evening of Yiddish folksinging guided by an internationally acclaimed cultural activist, performer and educator.

This event is open to anyone and everyone free of charge. It doesn’t matter whether you love Yiddish or have never heard of it before! Expect a wonderful night of communal singing and insight into the unique sounds of Yiddish Folklore.

A bit of background context: 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. Yiddish songs are hugely varied. Some are spiritual, some political. Others come from 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. And some are just fun! 

Polina Shepherd is a composer, performer, educator and cultural activist with 30 years of professional experience – originally from Siberia, now living in Brighton. Having been part of the international Yiddish and Klezmer music scene for over 30 years, she works with audiences of different backgrounds and promotes building bridges, understanding and unity through singing. Growing up in Tatarstan also placed her close to Islamic ornamentation and timbre, which can be heard in her unique vocal style.


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Yiddish song workshop. Free. Open to all. Brighton


May 22, 2023
18:00 - 20:00 UTC+0
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The Polina Shepherd Vocal Experience
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University of Sussex Meeting House
University of Sussex
Falmer, East Sussex BN1 9QF United Kingdom
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