Sun, Dec 12


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Crossing The Border with Michael Alpert and Gica Loening

Michael Alpert and Gica Loening bring together original and traditional songs, tunes and poetry in Yiddish, English and Scots to explore the meeting points of their own East European Jewish, Scottish and American cultural legacies.

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Crossing The Border with Michael Alpert and Gica Loening

Time & Location

Dec 12, 2021, 2:00 PM CST

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About the Event

Michael Alpert is a pioneering figure in the renaissance of East European Jewish music and Yiddish culture since the 1970s, and a National Heritage Fellow of the United States – the USA's highest honour for traditional and heritage artists. He is internationally known for award-winning performances and recordings with Brave Old World, Itzhak Perlman, Andy Statman and many others. A native Yiddish speaker and bridge to pre-WWI East European Jewish musicians, Alpert is a leading traditional Yiddish singer and composer of new Yiddish songs, and his ethnographic fieldwork collection resides at the US Library of Congress. Hailing from California and New England, he lives in a village on the east coast of Scotland.