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Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi in concert: Dartmouth

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Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi in concert: Dartmouth
Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi in concert: Dartmouth

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Jan 31, 2024, 8:00 PM EST

Hanover, 40 College St, Hanover, NH 03755, USA

About the event

Until the late 1970s, Klezmer—Jewish instrumental folk music developed in Central and Eastern Europe—was all but lost due to the Holocaust and the assimilation of American Jewry. Yale Strom was one of the early klezmer revivalists who helped to make klezmer popular among American Jews and the general public. What set him apart from other revivalists was his pioneering extensive field research among the Jewish and Romani communities of Central, Eastern Europe and the Balkans. The leading group performs work from their latest album The Wolf and the Lamb, which highlights the rich cross-cultural interaction that shapes Eastern European Jewish music. Traditional melodies blend with punchy, modern arrangements, linking the past and the future with the emotive vocals, reeds, violin, bass and accordions. Founded in 1982, Yale Strom's Klezmer band Hot Pstromi has spanned the coasts of America: from New York to San Diego. He has been composing his own New Jewish music, which combines klezmer with Khasidic nigunim, Romani, jazz, classical, Balkan and Sephardic motifs.

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the rediscovery and safekeeping of the Czech Torah scrolls that survived the Holocaust. Programmed in partnership with the Upper Valley Jewish Community and Dartmouth Hillel, which are co-trustees of one of the 1,600 rescued scrolls. Learn more memorialscrollstrust.org/.

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