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JEWISH MUSIC: ENSEMBLE AND SONG
During this course, you will learn to play and sing Jewish songs from different traditions: Ashkenazi music (from Eastern Europe), Sephardi music (from Spain and North Africa), Israeli folk songs, and Hasidic nigunim, (songs without words).
Our starting point is based on the talents you already have: maybe you play an instrument and want to learn even more, or you like to sing. Any level of instrumentalist and singer is welcome! We will work with music sheets, recordings, and ensemble arrangements customized for each participant and the instruments present in the ensemble.
The course concludes with a concert performed together with the ensemble from the Klezmer music course.
The course is given in English and welcomes both new and old participants.
Course material is included in the cost for this course. Participants bring their own instruments.
About the teacher
Valeria Conte is a multi-talented Italian clarinettist who has been studying and performing Klezmer music since 2006 (www.valeriaclarinetta.com), investigating its connection to Jewish culture and civilization. She has attended various seminars and workshops about Klezmer music and Yiddish singing & culture in Europe and beyond. BA in classical clarinet and MA in global music, Valeria has been performing internationally within multicultural settings and other various World music styles. She currently performs in Stockholm with her band Valeria’s Klezmer Chariot (www.facebook.com/valeriasklezmerchariot) and is the leader and organiser of the “Open-Air Klezmer Jam Sessions – OAKJS” (www.tinyurl.com/oakjs).
Photo: “Klezmer Music Band” – Leon Zernitsky, 2019