Yiddish Songs of Love and Work
Mark Levy
Sunday, June 9, 2013, 1:00pm
Lead Belly Stage - Room #333

Albert Einstein wrote that Yiddish folk songs were "the most heartfelt and moving." We can learn to sing some traditional and composed songs that Jewish ancestors brought from eastern Europe. No prior knowledge necessary, just an appreciation for a language that needs to buy vowels occasionally.

Mark Levy has performed and taught in the S.F. Bay area for 30 years at temples, synagogues, JCC's, Lehrhaus Judaica, Workmen's Circle, and other Jewish groups. He has appeared throughout the country and abroad and is a singer and lecturer who specializes in older Judaic folk music in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino, Klezmer history and theory, and Jewish music history in general. He has performed for Yeshiva University Sephardic Dept.'s Semana Sepharad in New York, and is a cantorial soloist in California. He has released a fourth album of Jewish music entitled Bin Ikh Mir A Shnayderl: Yiddish Work Songs, in commemoration of the 100th birthday of Workmen's Circle, a fraternal order of Jewish workers and their families.