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Klezmer on Ice Workshops

Sunday, February 5
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Minnesota JCC Capp Center St. Paul (1375 St. Paul Ave, St. Paul)

Registration $15 for 1 session, $30 for 2 sessions. Includes a JCC day pass and full group “show and tell” and community sing from 2:15 – 3 pm!

Session 1 (10:30 am – noon)

KLEZMER FOR MELODIC PLAYERS WITH JAKE SHULMAN-MENT

In this workshop we will learn old spiritual and dance melodies by ear; the way klezmer music has traditionally been passed down. Emphasis will be placed on phrasing and ornamentation of the melodies in the Ashkenazic Jewish folk style. Led by world-renowned fiddler Jake Shulman-Ment, we will learn in a way that is enjoyable and relevant for all levels of musicians from novices who possess a basic grasp of their instrument to professional players.

TKHINES 101: YIDDISH HEART LITURGY WITH RABBI NOAM LERMAN

Barred from an education in Hebrew for centuries, many Jewish women in Europe were unable to read sacred Jewish texts. Cue tkhines; collections of prayers in Yiddish intended to be more accessible for a female audience. Join Rabbi Noam Lerman as we dive into the spiritual practices and lives of the women and gender-non-conforming people who wrote and prayed in Yiddish.

KLEZMER GROOVE TRAIN WITH RICHIE BARSHAY

International touring percussionist Richie Barshay will lead a crash course in body percussion and movement, designed to enhance your groove and rhythmic creativity in the klezmer idiom. For experienced percussionists as well as non-musical beginners who want to dip their toes into a musical experience, we will learn traditional rhythms found in klezmer and yiddish music, with a focus on traditional folk dance and the fundamentals of grounded time and groove. Through elements of the Alexander Technique (Richie is also a certified teacher), we’ll learn to use our bodies as a gateway to more rhythmic flow!

YIDDISH SONG WORKSHOP

Details TBA

Session 2 (12:30 – 2 pm)

KLEZMER GUITAR HERO WITH YOSHIE FRUCHTER

Calling all guitar players! Finally, a workshop dedicated to one of the most versatile klezmer instruments! Forming a guitar kapelye, we will strum our way through the nuances of rhythm, harmony, and patterns for klezmer guitar. We will dive into styles for playing with a band, as a soloist, and accompanying a vocalist. Open to all levels of players with at least a basic understanding of chords and strumming patterns.

TKHINES: WRITING YOUR OWN WITH RABBI NOAM LERMAN

In the words of Rebbe Nachman; “go out in the woods.” Expanding on Rabbi Noam Lerman’s morning workshop, we will bundle up and go outside into nature to search within and write our own tkhines – or the Yiddish prayers of women and gender-non-conforming people in the Askhenazi tradition. Attendance in the morning tkhines 101 session is not necessary to enjoy this fun outdoor activity.

KLEZMER RHYTHM SECTION TUTORIAL WITH RICHIE BARSHAY

Not only is learning to accompany klezmer melody just as valuable as learning the melody itself; it’s interconnected! By listening to recordings, discussing, and playing, we will explore klezmer rhythms and the basics of playing “sekund.” For all levels of musicians from novices with a basic grasp of your instrument to professionals.

NIGUNIM SINGING WORKSHOP WITH ÉLÉONORE WEILL

Together with international touring singer and musician Eleonore Weill, we will form a community song circle that will leave your soul renewed and restored. No experience is necessary to sing and hum along to nigunim – soulful, spiritual, wordless melodies from the Jewish tradition.


Join us for the Twin Cities’ own Yiddish and Klezmer music festival, Klezmer on Ice! For full schedule and tickets, visit www.klezmeronice.com

Details

Date:
February 5
Time:
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Categories
Arts + CultureCommunity + Calendar
Cost:
$15 – $30
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Website:
https://www.klezmeronice.com/workshops/

Venue

Capp Center St. Paul
1375 ST. PAUL AVE
St. Paul, MN 55116 United States
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Organizers

Minnesota JCC
Temple of Aaron
YALA
Rimon: The Minnesota Jewish Arts Council

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