Tsibele (“Onion” in Yiddish) is Klezmer band, who reminds us that in our politically volatile time, we can look into our history for songs, messages, and stories to inform contemporary communities of resistance.
Tsibele’s Yiddish repertoire explores themes of life under capitalism, tyranny, and heteropatriarchy. Tsibele’s music explores the limits of the klezmer. These songs have a powerful resonance. Sung in Yiddish, they seem to be infused with extra historical heft, bringing singers and listeners closer together. When the group sings songs like Dem Nayntn Yanuar, with the translated words “Destroy the tyrants who are sucking our blood. They suck our blood like it’s the best wine/The czar and the government should go to hell— And they will” .although sung in a different language, from a different time, are heard loud and clear in our present day.
WORKSHOP: Learning Klezmer from Written Music
SUN JAN 26 | 3PM
Learning Klezmer from written music. For intermediate/advanced instrumentalists newer to the style on ornamentation, nuance, phrasing. All instruments welcome. Please bring your instrument.
You will be able to check your instrument with Creative Alliance if you are staying for the concert.
Attending both workshop AND concert?