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TALK | Socalled: Ghettoblasting Toward Yiddishland
Yiddish Book Center
Amherst, MA
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The inventor of Yiddish/hip-hop fusion, Josh Dolgin, aka Socalled, is a restless innovator. His shows variously include classic Yiddish ballads, theater tunes, and folk songs, often sliced and diced and put back together with electronic beats, rapping, and samples. Accompanist to and collaborator with the late, great Theodore Bikel, Socalled has worked extensively with David Krakauer in various group formats, including as fellow members of Abraham, Inc., the klezmer-funk supergroup with James Brown sideman Fred Wesley. The subject of The Socalled Movie, a feature documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada, Josh is also the creator of the Yiddish gangster puppet musical, Isaac Babels Odessa Stories. His collaboration with David Krakauer and cellist Matt Haimowitz, a reworking of Messiaens Quartet for the End of Time, garnered a Juno Award nomination. Here at Yidstock this weekend, he introduces one of his newest, most personal projects: the Socalled String Quartet, presenting no-nonsense, challenging arrangements of Yiddish song. Appropriately enough, Josh is also a magician, and in this talk he will reveal some of his creative secrets.


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This event is part of Yidstock 2018: The Festival of New Yiddish Music.

YIDSTOCK 2018 is sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio, Tablet Magazine, and The Marinus and Minna B. Koster Foundation.

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Yiddish Book Center (View)
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002
United States


Music > Classical
Music > Festivals
Music > Global
Music > World

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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