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19 November 2014

Klezmer At Ashkenaz 2014

Briga At Ashkenaz
Briga Wake
Klezmer Podcast 117: Briga This episode begins a series of interviews made during the Ashkenaz Festival 2014 held in Toronto. My guest on this episode is Brigitte Briga Dajczer of the band Briga, based in Montreal. She has released several albums to date, and here we listen to Filipovtsi Kutchek from her album Wake. Run time: 22:50.

06 November 2014

11/9 - Inna's Yiddish Lullabies & Love Songs @Barbes

Dear friends & fans,

I'm singing this Sunday at 5 pm at Barbes in Park Slope, with the Yiddish Lullabies & Love Songs project, as part of Ljova's Sunday@5 residency at Barbes.  Hope to see some of you there, and tell your friends!

Info below -

in Ljova's Sunday@5 residency at Barbes in Park Slope

5 PM

Sunday, Nov 9th at 5 pm
Park Slope, Brooklyn
376 9th St, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (corner of 6th ave and 9th st)
F train to 7th Ave

Twinkling Lullabies & Songs of Love and Love Gone Wrong....

As part of Ljova's Sunday@5 residency at Barbes, Inna Barmash is bringing back her Yiddish Lullabies & Love Songs project, featuring  Lev 'Ljova' Zhurbin on viola, Shoko Nagai on accordion and piano, Dmitry Ishenko on bass, and a special guest, Sam Sadigursky, on clarinet.  The program explores art songs and folk songs, including rarely heard treasures of old Soviet era anthologies of songs collected in the shtetls of Ukraine in the 1920s and art songs by Soviet composers set to Yiddish poetry.

About Inna Barmash
Inna first started singing in Yiddish back in her home city of Vilnius, Lithuania as a child in the late 80s. After immigrating to the US with her family in 1991, Inna has continued singing in Yiddish, Russian and other languages with numerous klezmer and folk groups in the NY area. She is the vocalist of the chamber folk band Ljova & the Kontraband and co-leads the gypsy dance party band Romashka.

The "Yiddish Lullabies & Love Songs" recording was made possible through a grant by the BluePrint Fellowship project of COJECO, funded by the UJA-Federation of New York and Genesis Philanthropy Group.

"...At Joe’s Pub, Inna Barmash led an excellent band ... through a set of frequently spellbinding, emotionally rich new arrangements of old Jewish folk tunes from the Ukraine and points further west. In this performance, Barmash built a warmly personable rapport with the audience, sharing her passion and erudite knowledge of obscure treasures brought to light by both Dmitri Shostakovich as well as legendary pre-Holocaust archivist Moishe Beregovsky. . . . As nuanced a singer as [Inna] Barmash is in the studio – her new album, Yiddish Love Songs and Lullabies, many of which she played this evening – is fantastic, but live is where her heart is...." - New York Music Daily

Our mailing address is:
Inna Barmash
225 Central Park West, Ste 611
New York, NY 10025