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Yiddish Soul: A Concert of Cantorial and Chassidic Music: featuring Avraham Fried, Netanel Hershtik, Yankv Lemmer, Joseph Malovany, Lipa Schmeltzer, Zusha. Music Director: Avremi Gourarie. Music Supervisor: Zalmen Mlotek.
The concert is part of KulturfestNYC, a week-long festival of Jewish performing arts celebrating the centennial season of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, and made possible by the generous support of the UJA.
Yiddish Soul: A Concert of Cantorial and popular contemporary Chassidic Music, features five of the leading Cantorial singers from the modern Chassidic music scene. Incorporating contemporary musical styles and sensibilities, while keeping the message and the poetry pure and true to the ethical tenets of Judaism, modern orthodox music has swept up a generation of young Jewish music fans. The liturgical music of the Cantor has for centuries been the spiritual gateway for Jewish worshippers and communities in synagogues around the world. The virtuosity and deeply emotional artistry of the world’s great Cantors has been a passion of music aficionados from the earliest days of the recording and film media, when Cantors like the legendary Yosele Rosenblatt became models of vocal virtuosity. Today, this sound has crossed over into mainstream jazz and world music festivals and performing arts centers worldwide.