Michael Alpert is a world-renowned expert on Yiddish music, dance and culture, and received the US National Heritage Fellowship award in 2015 from the US National Endowment for the Arts. He is a klezmer musician and Yiddish singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, scholar and educator who has been called a key figure in the klezmer revitalization of the 1970s and 1980s, making a rare Vancouver appearance.
Michael is joining Craig Judelman and Sasha Lurje, residents of Berlin and members of the band Lebedik. Craig brings amazing violin and fiddle playing, and Sasha Lurje is a singer from Latvia. Together they explore the transformations of Yiddish music, from the Shtetls of the Old World through its journey to the city, and the new lands of North America and Israel.
Ticket on Eventbrite
Saturday Feb 25 at 7pm (another show will be added at 9pm if we sell this one out)
Songs of the Jewish Ukrainian Heartland
Sunday Feb 26 Workshop with the musicians