Ethnomusiciologist Mark Slobin discusses the rise of Yiddish popular music in vaudeville dives, at the Yiddish theater and on parlor pianos in tenement homes during the era of mass migration to the United States. Performers Miryem-Khaye Seigel, Lauren Brody and Jake Shulman-Ment bring this music to life. Concert held in conjunction with exhibition “The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards from Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side” at the Museum at Eldridge Street in partnership with the Blavatnik Archive Foundation.
This program was funded in part by a Humanities New York Action Grant. Humanities New York is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.