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).