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Ashkenaz Festival Lit Talk - "Jewish and Roma Musicians in European Culture"

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Ashkenaz Festival Lit Talk - "Jewish and Roma Musicians in European Culture"
When

Monday, September 6, 2010 - 1:00pm

Where

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

Details

As part of the Ashkenaz Festival, Bob Cohen (Budapest) presents "Jewish and Roma Musicians in European Culture". This is a free event and it will take place in Miss Lou's Room.

This talk looks at the interactions between Jewish Klezmorim and Romani (Gypsy) musicians in Europe, from a historical and anthropological viewpoint. While much has been romanticized about Jews and Roma, the reality reveals a complex cultural history of musicians from peripheral social groups making a living in a Europe where identity is defined by land ownership. The lecture will use history, linguistics, and ethnomusicological approaches to the history of Roma musicianship in East Europe, the relationship of Jews and Roma, as well as Bob Cohen's personal anecdotes. Musical examples will illustrate the talk. Bob Cohen is a musician, journalist and ethnomusicologist based in Budapest, and leads the Jewish/Hungarian klezmer band Di Naye Kapelye.
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More info at: http://www.ashkenazfestival.co...

Location

Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay West
Toronto, ON

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