Klezmer on Ice presents: FORSHPIL with Di Bayke Klezmer Band

Minnesota’s own Klezmer on Ice; the 2nd annual Klezmer music + Yiddish culture fest returns with Forshpil – Yiddish psychedelic rock!

The Cedar Presents

KLEZMER ON ICE Presents: FORSHPIL with TBD special guest

Sunday, February 4, 2024 / Doors: 7 p.m. / Show: 7:30 p.m.

All Ages

Mixed seated & standing

$20 Advance, $25 Day of Show

This is a seated and standing show with general admission, first-come-first-served seating. The Cedar is happy to reserve seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request access accommodations, please go to our Access page.

General Admission tickets are available online.


Minnesota’s own Klezmer on Ice; the second annual Klezmer music + Yiddish culture festival returns to The Cedar with Forshpil -Yiddish psychedelic rock!
Klezmer on Ice features a film screening; a Yiddish cabaret; instrumental, singing, and dancing workshops; and an outdoor event on the ice of Lake Harriet/Bdé Umáŋ celebrating the fusion of Jewish culture and Minnesota wintertime traditions.
Presented by Klezmer on Ice and their sponsors: Folk Will Save Us / Minnesota JCC / Art Shanty Projects / Beth Jacob Congregation / and J-Pride
From February 1-4, 2024.

Details at klezmeronice.com


In the United Nations of World Music, Forshpil represents Yiddishland; a legendary country where klezmer musicians play electric guitars along with fiddles, while traditional Yiddish ballads are as popular as rock anthems. Forshpil emerged on this planet in 2003 in Riga, Latvia. Since then the band has been committed to studying, preserving and creating traditional Yiddish culture. Led by singer Sasha Lurje and keyboardist/arranger Ilya Shneyveys, Forshpil has traveled all over Europe and North America playing and teaching at major Jewish and world music events.

Forshpil re-energizes traditional Yiddish songs, Hassidic nigunim and klezmer tunes with modern rhythms, harmonies and instruments. Age-old songs of love and despair induce themselves with psychedelic rock, funk, jazz and other addictive substances. Deeply rooted in tradition, this unlikely fusion feels weirdly authentic. If Pink Floyd and The Doors had ever jammed together at a Jewish wedding it would have sounded like this!

To learn more about Forshpil:


February 4
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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