CONCERT | Forshpil



Yiddish Book Center (1021 West St, Amherst, MA 01002, Amherst MA)

The Helen & Irving Sunshine Memorial Concert In the United Nations of world music,


represents Yiddishland, a legendary country where shtetl musicians play electric guitars and traditional Yiddish ballads are as popular as rock anthems. Founded in 2003 in Riga, Latvia, and led by vocalist

Sasha Lurje

and keyboardist/arranger

Ilya Shneyveys, Forshpil takes the audience on a trip to a parallel world, giving new life to dark and obscure women's a cappella Yiddish love songs through klezmer-infused rock rhythms, harmonies, and instruments. Deeply rooted in tradition, this unlikely fusion feels weirdly authentic. If Pink Floyd and the Doors had ever jammed together at a Jewish wedding, it would have sounded something like this. _____________________________________________________________

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Yidstock 2023: The Festival of New Yiddish Music . YIDSTOCK 2023 is sponsored by

WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

PLEASE NOTE: Lineup is subject to change. All ticket sales are final. We cannot accommodate refunds or exchanges.

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