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CONCERT | Levyosn

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West St., Amherst, MA, United States

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music is returns to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA! Join us on Friday, July 12 at 5:00 p.m. for a performance by Levyosn, a new quartet specializing in Yiddish song and klezmer. Founded in 2021, the band takes its name from the Ashkenazi Hebrew word for the leviathan, a mythical sea creature traveling the world’s oceans collecting songs, krill, and dreams. Levyosn’s repertoire includes traditional music and original songs presented in intricate arrangements with rich vocal harmonies, as featured on their debut album, Levoysns Lullaby (Borscht Beat, 2023). Levyosn is vocalist/guitarist Adah Hetko, violinist/vocalist Lysander Jaffe,

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CONCERT | Daniel Kahn & Jake Shulman-Ment featuring Richie Barshay

Yiddish Book Center 1021 West St., Amherst, MA, United States

Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music returns to the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, MA! Join us on Sunday, July 14 at 12:00 p.m. for a performance by Yiddish duo Daniel Kahn & Jake Shulman-Ment, featuring Richie Barshay. Drawing on Daniel and Jake’s acclaimed 2023 duo album The Building & Other Songs, as well as their work together in both The Painted Bird and Brothers Nazaroff, this program ranges from original polyglot ballads, radical treatments of modern Yiddish songs from Gebirtig to Schaechter-Gottesman to new Yiddish translations of lyricists such as Dylan, Cohen, Brecht, Springsteen, Guthrie, Waits, and more. The

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