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Due to growing concerns about COVID19, “Yiddish Tangos,” the main event of the YI Love Yiddishfest 2021, will also be available to view LIVE online, as well as in person. Virtual audiences worldwide can join this event with a tax deductible contribution in ANY amount. This LIVE concert of “Yiddish Tangos” with Maestro Aaron Kula and his Klezmer Company Jazz Orchestra will be presented by yilovejewish.org in association with the MAR JCC in North Miami Beach and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation. Fusing Yiddish melodies with tango rhythms produces a distinct and sensuous sound embracing two distinct cultures. During World War II, tango was the rave on both sides of the Atlantic, and Jewish composers added their voices to this popular genre. World-renowned Klezmer scholar Aaron Kula has arranged Yiddish and Klezmer tunes to tango rhythms and is joined by award-winning performer Avi Hoffman. This is a program that brings passion to Yiddish music and appeals to audiences of all ages and has been featured at major festivals in Miami and Romania. This program is presented with the support of the Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. Funding for this program was provided through Community Project Grant from Florida Humanities in partnership with Yiddishkayt Initiative Inc.
Date/time: August 31, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
Presented By:Aaron Kula, Conductor and Educator Avi Hoffman, Founder, YI Love Jewish