Thursday, January 17

Miri Koral, a professor of Yiddish culture and language at UCLA, read Yiddish poetry during a workshop Sunday while musicians from the band Klezmer Juice played music behind her. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

Festival showcases klezmer to restore interest in Yiddish culture

Klezmer originated in Eastern Europe but finds its future in a new generation of American Jewish youth. UClezLA, which took place Sunday at Schoenberg Hall, is a Yiddish culture festival which included workshops on klezmer, a musical genre containing Jewish influences and a mixture of sounds from Romani music and Polish folk music. Read more...

Miri Koral, a professor of Yiddish culture and language at UCLA, read Yiddish poetry during a workshop Sunday while musicians from the band Klezmer Juice played music behind her. (Amy Dixon/Photo editor)

UCLA archivists Aaron Bittel and Maureen Russell work with the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive in Schoenberg Hall. The archive's reopening will be celebrated through the "Documenting the Sounds of Africa" symposium and concert Friday. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)
UCLA archivists Aaron Bittel and Maureen Russell work with the UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive in Schoenberg Hall. The archive's reopening will be celebrated through the "Documenting the Sounds of Africa" symposium and concert Friday. (Eli Countryman/Daily Bruin senior staff)

Chelsea Bonosky performs in Sarah Elgart's dance film, which will screen at the Depth of Field festival on Wednesday. Elgart said the dance was inspired by VIA 57 WEST, the building featured throughout. (Courtesy of Sarah Elgart)
Chelsea Bonosky performs in Sarah Elgart's dance film, which will screen at the Depth of Field festival on Wednesday. Elgart said the dance was inspired by VIA 57 WEST, the building featured throughout. (Courtesy of Sarah Elgart)

(Jae Su/Daily Bruin)
(Jae Su/Daily Bruin)

Taylor Mac will perform in "Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce" in Royce Hall on Friday and Saturday. Machine Dazzle designed the two outfits for the show, using objects like pig heads and elf fingers.(Courtesy of  Little Fang Photography)
Taylor Mac will perform in "Taylor Mac's Holiday Sauce" in Royce Hall on Friday and Saturday. Machine Dazzle designed the two outfits for the show, using objects like pig heads and elf fingers.(Courtesy of  Little Fang Photography)

Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella ensemble, performed in Royce Hall on Friday, incorporating social issues and commentary into its songs, speaking about the topics in between. (Deirdre Klena/Daily Bruin)
Sweet Honey In The Rock, an a capella ensemble, performed in Royce Hall on Friday, incorporating social issues and commentary into its songs, speaking about the topics in between. (Deirdre Klena/Daily Bruin)

(Courtesy of Polydor Records)
(Courtesy of Polydor Records)


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