The Sounds of Displacement: Yiddish songs in the aftermath of the Holocaust

by Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre
Thursday 17 June 2021, 19:30
About the event:

A talk by Phil Alexander, with live music from world-renowned Yiddish singer Sasha Lurje. In this session, Phil will take us through some of the many ways that music was a part of post-Holocaust displaced refugee life. We will listen to archive materials, discover more about the ensembles and anthologies that were created out of Displaced Persons camp life, and explore the importance of music under these difficult circumstances.

The talk will also feature live performances of some of these remarkable songs from Sasha Lurje, one of the finest contemporary interpreters of Yiddish song. Participation will cost £5 (free for those on a limited income).

Please note, you need to book your tickets via https://www.trybooking.co.uk/BAAO
About Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre:
Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre, in partnership with like-minded organisations, seeks to celebrate and share Judaism and Jewish culture with people of all faiths and none, Jews and non-Jews, Edinburgh folk and visitors to our great city, as we create a dynamic and vibrant Jewish life for the 21st Century.
Music
£5.00