Tuesday, February 3, 2015

All About KlezmerQuerque 2015

Klezmer! Nahalat Shalom! Presidents Day Weekend!  Yes, Abq Jew has mentioned this before. But here we go once again, now that this year's very successful A Taste of Honey has come and gone:

KlezmerQuerque 2015
 13th Annual
Presidents Day Weekend
Congregation Nahalat Shalom
Steven Lee Weintraub
Jake Shulmen-Ment
Benjy Fox-Rose
Just Announced! Special Guest
Michael Alpert

Here is the plan:

The 13th Annual KlezmerQuerque is a three-day festival of concerts, workshops and dance parties featuring ‘Klezmer’ which is the traditional dance and instrumental music based in the ancient wedding ceremonies of the Eastern European Jewish people.

The festival will take place from February 13-15, 2015 (Friday evening through Sunday evening) over Presidents Day weekend.

KlezmerQuerque is produced by Congregation Nahalat Shalom, its 26-piece inter-generational Community Klezmer Band and Rikud Yiddish dance troupe. The festival presents a wide variety of events for all ages and abilities with prices ranging from free to $20 per event.

Highlights of the festival include 
  • performances by the three guest artists on Friday evening February 13 as part of Der Freylekher Shabbes; 
  • performance and a dance party on Saturday evening, February 14th, featuring the three guest artists; 
  • three 90 min. hands-on workshops for instrumental music plus a “Lunch ‘n Learn’ on Sunday, February 15th between 10:00 am and 5:15 pm.
  • also on Sunday, Shulmen-Ment presents a multi-media musical travelogue of his year as a Fulbright Scholar exploring the deep roots that connect Romanian music and klezmer music. Fox-Rosen, former Fulbright scholar to Moldova, joins for questions and answers.
See you there!

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