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Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble Presents: Midwood!


Led by violinist Jake Shulman-Ment, Midwood is a contemporary klezmer/rock celebration of freedom and the Jewish tradition of wandering and migration. This new supergroup, featuring some of the most exciting young performers on the international world music stage, seamlessly traverses borders through original compositions, expansive improvisations on traditional melodies, and heart-wrenching re-imaginings of Yiddish folk songs. Their debut album on Chant Records, Out of the Narrows, draws from deep Eastern European Jewish roots to explore the power of love, movement, and wilderness to transform the human mind and heart. Jake Shulman-Ment - violin Yoshie Fruchter - guitar Richie Barshay – drums, percussion Eleonore Weill - vocals, hurdy gurdy, flutes Midwood will perform, and will be joined for some tunes by members of the Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble. The concert will be in segments, so feel free to drop in after sundown if that suits you. Sunday April 14: Follow up event at 7PM in the Common Room at Keeton House, Cornell University. Informal Jam session with Midwood and CUKE. Come by to play, listen and/or dance!
For further information call 607 272 4424.

Time and Place
April 13, 2019, 7:30 am
Chapel at Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University
Free. Donations appreciated to help defray expenses