Yiddisher Black cantors from 100 years ago rediscovered thanks to rare recording

Yiddisher Black cantors from 100 years ago rediscovered thanks to rare recording

Renee Ghert-Zand, The Times of Israel, 11/01/2020

Discographer Henry Sapoznik tracks down record by international Yiddish-language performer Thomas LaRue, and slips into a rabbit hole of Black Jewish history.

How Do You Say ‘Quidditch’ in Yiddish?

How Do You Say ‘Quidditch’ in Yiddish?

Yair Rosenberg, Tablet, 02/06/2020

The work of an Indian-American Orthodox Jewish translator, and printed by a publishing house in Sweden, the story behind Harry Potter un der filosofisher shteyn is almost as remarkable as the story it tells.

What Would Historical African American-Jewish Music Sound Like?

What Would Historical African American-Jewish Music Sound Like?

Andrew Esensten, Jewish&, 10/16/2018

Anthony Russell’s brilliant new album attempts to answer that question.

Review: Chutzpah? An Afro-Cuban-Yiddish Opera Worth a Schlep

Review: Chutzpah? An Afro-Cuban-Yiddish Opera Worth a Schlep

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim, The New York Times, 09/18/2018

Afro-Cuban-Yiddish cultures brought to the stage

Singer and Actress Gives Her Voice to Jewish and Black Cultures

Singer and Actress Gives Her Voice to Jewish and Black Cultures

Alan Zeitlan, Algemeiner, 08/18/2018

Tatiana Wechsler will likely go down as the only actress to belt out a showstopper in a Yiddish musical, and then — less than a month later — play a member of the Nation of Islam in a theatrical production.

A former opera singer fuses African-American and Yiddish music

A former opera singer fuses African-American and Yiddish music

Josefin Dolsten, JTA, 08/15/2018

“When I made a decision to become a Jew, it wasn’t a decision to completely leave entire parts of myself behind."

Shmoozing with Anthony Russell and Dmitri Gaskin

Shmoozing with Anthony Russell and Dmitri Gaskin

Yiddish Book Center, Yiddish Book Center, 07/20/2018

Yiddish vocalist Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell and pianist/accordionist Dmitri Gaskin explore diverse idioms and styles to create their signature contemporary and idiosyncratic compositions.

A Yiddish-Cuban Opera to Have Its Premiere in Havana in March

A Yiddish-Cuban Opera to Have Its Premiere in Havana in March

Michael Cooper, The New York Times, 02/19/2017

A Yiddish-Cuban composer's passion for Afro-Cuban music comes alive.

Uruguayan book sheds new light on Jewish Legion

Uruguayan book sheds new light on Jewish Legion

Randy Fadem, San DIego Jewish World, 02/12/2014

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