Hi friends, A few quick things to tell you about: - Jesus Camp tonight at the David Rubenstein Atrium - FREE - Polesye Project and ShofarMessage 1 of 1 , Feb 19View Source
A few quick things to tell you about:
- Jesus Camp tonight at the David Rubenstein Atrium - FREE
- Polesye Project and Shofar this Thursday at the Atrium – also FREE
- Don Cristobal, Billyclub Man this weekend – at Abrons Arts Center – not free, but very affordable
- Fela! the Musical in Chicago and Atlanta – with Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child – worth every penny.
Keep scrolling and read all about em. See you soon!
All the best,
Tonight at 7pm, free screening of Jesus Camp at the Rubenstein Atrium as part of the new JustFilms Atrium Flix series of screenings of social justice films, plus discussion with the filmmakers, Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing, interviewed by Ford Foundation’s Just Films director, Orlando Bagwell. Upcoming events include screenings with Alexandre Pelosi, Mira Nair and John Sayles.
Check http://atrium.lincolncenter.org for more info.
Jesus Camp (2006) follows Levi, Rachael, and Tory to Pastor Becky Fischer's "Kids on Fire" summer camp in Devil's Lake, North Dakota, where kids as young as 6 years-old are taught to become dedicated Christian soldiers in "God's army."
POLESYE PROJECT and SHOFAR.
Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:30pm
This Thursday, a very special program of Jewish music from Poland POLESYE PROJECT and SHOFAR. Polesye have special guest violinist Lisa Gutkin, of the Klezmatics. Shofar have been described as “If you combine Hasidic traditional roots music, re-arrange it, and blend it with Ornette Coleman, Morphine, The Grateful Dead, & Charlie Parker, you have Shofar.” And A&R alert – they are looking for a US label and agent…in case you or someone you know is interested, contact craigshyman@....
Singer, accordionist, musicologist and Warsaw-native Olga Mieleszczuk’s (Polesye Project) special focus is music of the Ashkenazi Jewish tradition of Eastern Europe, especially the border areas of Poland (Galitzia, Polesye). A classically-trained musician, who divides her time between Warsaw and Tel Aviv, she has studied and performed wide-ranging genres from Hassidic music, to Yiddish songs, to folk music from the Jewish, Slavic and Balkan traditions. Her recording, Jewish Folksongs From the Shtetl, drawn from works of Mariam Nirenberg, a Jewish singer from Polesye who emigrated to Canada in 1932, was released earlier this year.
Olga Mieleszczuk - vocal,
Lisa Gutkin - violin,
Ittai Binnun - wind instruments,
Uri Sharlin - accordion, piano
Shofar Trio—guitarist Raphael Roginski, saxophonist and bass clarinet player Mikolaj Trzaskaand drummer Macio Moretti (who performed at Target ® Free Thursdays for the 2012 Unsound Festival as half of LXMP)—formed in 2006, joins traditional Jewish music with contemporary avant-jazz and rock. The Poland-based band released its debut album album in 2007—works based on the first compendium of Hassidic melodies from the Ukraine, Poland and Moldova compiled by early 20th-century Soviet musicologist Moshe Beregovsky. Over the past five years, the group has performed throughout Europe. The concert will feature the trio’s innovative interpretations of nigunim, or religious songs (meant to induce a state of religious ecstasy), more dancelike freylakhs, and Jewish liturgical music.
SHOFAR Bio's, Music & Complete U.S. Tour Itinerary -> http://www.polishculture-nyc.org/?eventId=2049
Two Songs By SHOFAR:
Shofar - 66 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WQnKvK3c24&feature=relmfu
Don Cristobal, Billy-Club Man
a Lorca-inspired musical puppet play, co-created by Erin Orr and Rima Fand,
plays thru March 3rd at Abrons Arts Center. Tickets are $20
My friend and colleague Boo Froebel is producing a puppet theater piece by storyteller Erin Orr and composer Rima Fand (of Luminescent Orchestrii), both of whom I met thru Sxip Shirey. I went this weekend and I think Lucid Culture got it right when they called it “a sly, innuendo-fueled program that’s part dirty puppet show, part shadowplay and part farce. Lorca several times hinted that Don Cristobal may be deeper than a mere one-dimensional buffoon, a character study that this piece develops by leaps and bounds with plenty of laughs but also an undercurrent of existential angst that eventually takes centerstage." http://lucidculture.wordpress.com/tag/don-cristobal-billy-club-man/
What happens when the classic puppet character Don Cristobal (the Spanish version of Punch) rebels against his archetype? A rude, hilarious, and (ultimately) beautiful exploration of free will inspired by two comedic and surreal puppet plays by Federico Garcia Lorca, Don Cristobal, Billy-Club Man features shadow, hand, and large figurative puppetry by Erin Orr and intoxicating Spanish-Balkan-groove-inspired music by Rima Fand.
The e-postcard is attached, and an extended blurb is below. You can get tickets here:
And "like" the Don Cristobal Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/319954968121722/?fref=ts
February 15, 16, 22, 23; March 1, 2 | 8 pm
February 16, 23; March 2 | 3 pm
February 17, 24; March 3 | 5 pm
Not intended for children
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