Sasha Lurje & Zisl Slepovitch's Litvakus: GoyFriend

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The City Winery's Klezmer Brunch series combines great food and amazing music for an enjoyable and unique brunch experience. This Klezmer Brunch will feature Sasha Lurje & Zisl Slepovitch's Litvakus: Goyfriend.

Litvakus, founded and led by the clarinetist, vocalist, and composer Zisl Slepovitch, is a unique klezmer collective, and the first to focus exclusively on the music and culture of Belarus and Jewish Lithuania (yidishe lite) region. The Litvakus repertoire is a mix of traditional Belarusian and Litvak folk music, as well as contemporary pieces written in the spirit of roots music.

Sasha Lurje (Berlin) has joined her collaborative effort with Litvakus in a new daring project GoyFriend (Друг-Гой): The Jew Through the Eyes of the Other (2017). A native of Riga, Latvia, Sasha has performed with wide variety of groups in various styles ranging from classical to folk, jazz, rock and pop. Parallel to her singing career she has also been involved in several theater groups where she focused on musical and improvised theater. She has performed and taught Yiddish singing in Russia, Europe and North America and has been a longstanding artist and faculty member at Yiddish Summer Weimar. Among Sasha’s projects and bands are Forshpil, STRANGELOVESONGS with Daniel Kahn, Semer Ensemble, You Shouldn’t Know From It, and now — Litvakus.

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

ORGANIZATION

EVENT LOCATION

City Winery
155 Varick St.
New York, NY 10013

MAIN EVENT PHONE

212-608-0555

PRICING INFORMATION

$10