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Soul Songs: Inspiring Women of Klezmer

Sunday, October 28

Community History Music World University City & West Philly

In a world premiere, one-night-only special event, 12 extraordinary women will be breathing contemporary life into the centuries-old tradition of Eastern European Jewish folk music.

The brainchild of fourth generation klezmer musician and concert artistic director Susan Watts, SOUL SONGS: INSPIRING WOMEN OF KLEZMER was created from the world-renowned trumpeter’s concern for the future of her art and appreciation of every individual involved.

“'Soul Songs’ is about the old and new intertwined,” says Watts, a 2015 Pew Fellow. “It is future provoking, intuitive, grass roots. ‘Soul Songs’ is about these women’s musical journeys, their artistry and their discernment to use the force of adversity to their gain. It is the klezmer of today and a prelude to future possibilities for the art and the communities it nurtures.”

SOUL SONGS: INSPIRING WOMEN OF KLEZMER will feature new compositions, written and performed by three generations of women who bring contemporary meaning to this traditional Eastern European Jewish folk music form. 

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$29-$49

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Venue Information

Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-6701 phone

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