[VIRTUAL] In Concert from Germany: Klezmer-Yiddish rocker, Daniel Kahn

Date: February 8, 2022Time: 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Daniel Kahn, Detroit-born, Hamburg-based singer/songwriter, musician, Yiddish translator, and performer of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah; to be joined by klezmer clarinetist Christian Dawid.

Detroit-born expat Yiddish troubadour Daniel Kahn is joined by his long-time compadre, Berlin's legendary klezmer multi-instrumentalist Christian Dawid for an intimate evening of new and old songs smuggled over the borders of Yiddish, English, Russian, and German. Drawing on their close collaboration in the cult cabaret band The Painted Bird, as well as the tradition of such bards as Gebirtig, Okudzhava, Brassens, Degenhardt, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen, this is a timely collection of broken ballads, crooked klezmer, prison laments, revolutionary hymns, and apocalyptic blues.

In 2018, Daniel Kahn was named the inaugural Theo Bikel Artist-in-Residence by the Ashkenazi Foundation and received the Chane and Joseph Mlotek Award for Yiddish Continuity. The videos of his Yiddish versions of Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, and Woody Guthrie songs have received millions of views on YouTube. His celebrated new solo album, “word beggar” is an intimate program of his translations and settings of revolutionary, modern, and heartbreaking poems and songs, including Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” Kahn currently lives with his wife and collaborator, Yeva, and their son Leon in Hamburg, Germany. Christian Dawid lives in Berlin.

Tuesday, February 8 | 3 - 4:30 pm | FREE

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