14 2024

Basya Schechter and Avi Fox-Rosen [Present Itsik Manger’s Khumesh Lider]

3:00PM - 4:00PM  

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West St
Amherst, MA 01002
4132564900 programs@yiddishbookcenter.org

Contact Eva Gellman

$ Cost $ 44.00

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music returns to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA! Join us on Sunday, July 14 at 3:00 p.m. for a performance by Basya Schechter and Avi Fox-Rosen as they present an original composition for 20th-century Eastern European Yiddish poet Itsik Manger’s collection of Khumesh Lider (Bible stories). Characters we know and love like Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah are plucked out of Canaan and set in interwar Eastern Europe. Hasidim, Turks, Egyptians, and Canaanites collide in the mythical geography Manger creates. The music weaves together a singer-songwriter aesthetic with theater, pop, and world music influences, arranged with lush vocal harmonies throughout. Basya and Avi are joined by Yoshie Fruchter on bass, guitar, and voice; Eleonore Weill on flutes and voice; Shai Wetzer on percussion; and Kaia Berman Peters on accordion, voice, and electronics.

The Bernard and Reva Broder Memorial Concert

About Yidstock: Now in its twelfth year, Yidstock brings the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. From July 11 to 14, this four-day festival will include musicians and performers at the forefront of the Yiddish music scene.

Purchase tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6251633
$40 for members, $44 for general admission