Cultural Arts

Yiddish Music Archives Come to Life: Community, Creativity, Revitalization with Eléonore Biezunski

Celebrate Jewish Heritage Month: Popular singer and sound archivist Eléonore Biezunski will present materials, both live and recorded, from the Max and Frieda Weinstein Archive of YIVO Sound Recordings and other such collections. Her recent PhD dissertation describes the context in which a small group of cultural activists simultaneously created the sound archive they needed at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research to learn and re-appropriate the music of their ancestors, and instigated the revitalization of Yiddish (klezmer) music in the United States. In her writing, Eléonore also examines the archive not only as a repository of documents, but as an historical phenomenon in its own right and as “a living space,” exploring the histories of the archival materials’ collectors and archivists. You are invited to hear the ways in which these musical treasures bridge the past, present, and future of Yiddish and klezmer creativity.
May 21, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Kew Gardens Hills
72-33 Vleigh Place, Flushing, NY 11367
(718) 261-6654
Teens, Seniors, Kids(6-11), Kids(0-5), Adults