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CONCERT | Basya Schechter and Avi Fox-Rosen [Present Itsik Manger’s Khumesh Lider]

July 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT


Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music returns to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA! Join us on Sunday, July 14 at 3:00 p.m. for a performance by Basya Schechter and Avi Fox-Rosen as they present an original composition for 20th-century Eastern European Yiddish poet Itsik Manger’s collection of Khumesh Lider (Bible stories). Characters we know and love like Adam and Eve, Abraham and Sarah are plucked out of Canaan and set in interwar Eastern Europe. Hasidim, Turks, Egyptians, and Canaanites collide in the mythical geography Manger creates. The music weaves together a singer-songwriter aesthetic with theater, pop, and world music influences, arranged with lush vocal harmonies throughout. Basya and Avi are joined by Yoshie Fruchter on bass, guitar, and voice; Eleonore Weill on flutes and voice; Shai Wetzer on percussion; and Kaia Berman Peters on accordion, voice, and electronics.

The Bernard and Reva Broder Memorial Concert

About Yidstock: Now in its twelfth year, Yidstock brings the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. From July 11 to 14, this four-day festival will include musicians and performers at the forefront of the Yiddish music scene.

$40 for members, $44 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased online


July 14
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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The Yiddish Book Center
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Yiddish Book Center
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002 United States
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