Tuesday, February 7, 2023

KlezmerQuerque 2023

Here We Go!21stAnnual! YES! Congregation Nahalat Shalom will once again be celebrating its annual KlezmerQuerque festival of klezmer music and dance - this year, live AND on Zoom. And this weekend, NOT Presidents' Day weekend.

KlezmerQuerque 2023

21st KlezmerQuerque
Feb 10-12, 2023 - LIVE + Zoom!

As always, the festival will present a wide variety of events for all ages, including a Yiddish event for children and families, concerts, performances, storytelling, dance parties, Shabbat services, plus music, dance and storytelling workshops. 

This year's special guest artist is:

Jew of Oklahoma
Mark Rubin - Jew of Oklahoma

Who of course you remember from Abq Jew's December 2022 blog post Happy Joyous Hanukkah and especially July 2021's A Day of Revenge

Before then, Abq Jew had never heard of Mark Rubin, Jew of Oklahoma. But his website (JewOfOklahoma.com - of course!) tells us (in part) -

Oklahoma-born, Texas-reared, and now living in New Orleans, multi-instrumentalist Mark Rubin is an unabashed Southern Jew, known equally for his muscular musicianship and larger-than-life persona. 

Over an accomplished 30+ year career, he has accompanied or produced a virtual Who’s-Who of American traditional music, while straddling numerous musical genres, including Country, Western Swing, Bluegrass, Cajun, Tex-Mex, Polka, Klezmer, Roma, and more.

His credits in the Jewish music world include long time collaborations with Frank London’s Klezmer Brass All-Stars, The Other Europeans, and Andy Statman, as well as two decades on faculty at KlezKamp.  

Also Appearing:

Bruce Bierman (choreographer)
Yiddish and Yemenite dance master and teacher

Cantor Beth Cohen (voice, strings, and band director)
The Rebbe’s Orkestra

Maggidah Batya Podos (storyteller)

and of course -

Nahalat Shalom Community Klezmer Band,
Rikud Yiddish Dancers, and Alavados Ensemble

A la familia

Alla famiglia!


This week, Mr & Mrs Abq Jew celebrate the 47th anniversary of their wedding
at NYC's Town & Village Synagogue (with reception following at the Waldorf Astoria). 

Our Wedding

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