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Bop Kabbalah+Voices: New Radical Yiddish Liberation Songs

Ty Citerman

Sep 2017

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Jan 18, 2019
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December 15, 2018
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On Friday January 18, the third and culminating concert of Ty Citerman's BAC-supported project "Bop Kabbalah+Voices: New Radical Yiddish Liberation Songs:" 

7:30pm - Ganavya & Rajna
8:15pm - Bop Kabbalah+Voices (Judith Berkson/Ty Citerman/Sara Serpa)
Tickets $15
Arete Gallery, Brooklyn

Judith Berkson/Ty Citerman/Sara Serpa form Citerman's newest project "Bop Kabbalah+Voices" - original contemporary settings of radical Yiddish labor songs and poems for voices, guitar, piano and electronics. The music sheds light on the century-old fight against capitalism for a truly just and equitable world with texts that are defiant, courageous and prescient, resonating loudly in 2019. English translations are incorporated into the program. Citerman's debut self-titled CD "Bop Kabbalah" (2014) is available on Tzadik Records and was hailed by JazzTimes as "one of the year's most arresting recordings."

Vocalist Ganavya Doraiswamy and percussionist Rajna Swaminathan present new work at the nexus of Indian musical traditions and creative music, reflecting “on whiteness and the various alchemies of power.” The duo was featured in Vijay Iyer's series "The What of the World" at the Kitchen in summer 2018.

This program is co-sponsored by Brooklyn Arts Council and Anti-Social Music.

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