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Ghetto Tango highlights the songs and music that were performed in the underground cabarets that sprang up in the Jewish ghettoes in Nazi-occupied Europe during the Holocaust, providing a means for these beleaguered communities to try to come to terms with and resist the horror around them.
The concert features three leading Yiddish artists:singer, pianist, and Artistic Director of the National Yiddish Theatre, Zalmen Mlotek; and singers Daniella Rabbani and Avram Mlotek.
This show is presented in loving memory of Adrienne Cooper z'l.
SOUL TO SOUL: YIDDISH AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN MUSIC MEET IN A CELEBRATION OF TWO CULTURES
Soul to Soul is an innovative concert that explores the intersections between African-American and Yiddish folk music traditions. Conceived and directed by Zalmen Mlotek, the internationally recognized authority on Yiddish folk and theatre music, Soul to Soul features some of the most exciting performers on the New York stage.
Headlining the concert are Magda Fishman, Cantor at Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles; Elmore James, a veteran of five Broadway and numerous international opera productions; and singer, songwriter and recording artist, Tony Perry, who originated a role in the Folksbiene’s premiere production of Murray Schisgal’s “Shpiel! Shpiel! Shpiel!”
TRAVELING THE YIDDISHLAND