Concert with Josh "Socalled" Dolgin
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About the Event
Josh “Socalled” Dolgin is a pianist, singer, accordionist, producer, composer and rapper based in Montreal, Quebec. He has lectured and led master classes in music festivals around the world, from Moscow to Paris, from London to LA, and from Krakow to San Francisco, and has performed on every continent. With 8 solo albums to his name, he has performed all over the world for some 20 years, and his list of collaborators knows no generational, social, cultural or religious boundaries. Aside from countless festivals and venues around the world, Socalled has performed at Carnegie Hall (twice!), the Olympia in Paris, the National Arts Center in Ottawa Canada, the Apollo theatre in Harlem and the Arsht centre in Miami. He tours with his full band Socalled and performs with string quartets and Big Bands around the world with programs of Yiddish songs. He has written and presented 4 musical comedies, “Tales From Odessa” (a Yiddish gangster musical with a translation into Yiddish by Miriam Hoffman available as a recording) as well as 3 of a projected 4 part magnum puppet opus, “The Season”, for which he also played piano, designed and built the puppets and directed. Always active doing special projects, he has created several podcast theme songs and film soundtracks, released an indie erotica film and created a special program using first world war prisoner of war archives at the Weimar festival of Yiddish culture. In December 2015, Socalled was presented with the “Adrienne Cooper Memorial Dreaming in Yiddish” award for his work disseminating and exploring Yiddish culture. This year, Socalled hid at his parent's house practicing magic tricks, making cookbooks, drawing cartoons, editing video and practicing Kurt Weill on the piano.