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The Wholesale Klezmer Band, just back from playing for the wedding of a couple with Jewish roots in Baghdad and Eastern Europe, will bring new music from the wedding to Hawks & Reed on Sunday, Oct. 6. The Hebrew texts set to Arabic melodies and Sephardic songs from Morocco and London will join their usual mix of Jewish wedding, vaudeville and social justice songs. So let loose between Rosh Hashonah and Yom Kippur with lively Yiddish song and dance music. Translations accompany the songs.
Friday, October 25, 2019
7:30 PM brief service followed by concert
Congregation Beth Israel of the Merrimack Valley
Dundee Park Drive
Andover, MA 01810
Sunday, October 27, 2019
CBI CAFE, Congregation B'nai Israel
253 Prospect Street
Northampton, MA 01060
9 am to 1 pm
Yosl Kurland sings:
A Jewish Perspective on Social Justice: Songs in Yiddish, Hebrew and English
Many Yiddish poets wrote songs calling for social Justice, based on biblical commandments to care for the poor and the stranger because we ourselves were strangers in the land of Egypt, and the Yiddish song repertoire includes much in that vein. In this morning's program, Yosl Kurland will perform songs by these "sweatshop" poets as well as his own compositions that reflect the Jewish experience in calling for justice for both workers and refugees. Yiddish songs will have translations projected for the audience.
Yosl Kurland will be the second presenter at the cafe. Accompaniment on accordion by Aaron Bousel.
The Wholesale Klezmer Band is available for public and private performances. For information and bookings, call:
Joe Kurland 413-624-3204 (voice or fax)
Or write to: The Wholesale Klezmer Band at
Gan Eydn, Adamsville Road, Colrain, MA 01340
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