Concert: “JEWISH SONGS IN UKRAINE. SHPIL MIR A DUMKE!” | OLGA AVIGAIL MIELESZCZUK & TRIO KOL ISHE
Line-up: Olga Avigail Mieleszczuk (vocal), guest appearance – Agnieszka Mazur (vocal) and Kol Ishe [female voices] featuring: Marta Maślanka (dulcimer), Gosia Szarlik (violin) and Izabela Buchowska (cello)
“Shpil mir a dumke!” is a fascinating musical journey to the Jewish shtetels of Ukraine. The program of the concert of Olga Avigail Mieleszczuk consists of folk songs in Yiddish, niguns – Chassidic songs without words, Ukrainian folk songs, and Klezmer pieces inspired by Ukrainian folklore. Also included will be unique, musical treasures, findings of the Jewish ethnomusicologist Moisei Beregovsky, who traveled in Ukraine in the 1920’, phonograph in hand, looking for authentic Yiddish music of Ukrainian Jews. Olga is accompanied by the female trio “Kol Ishe” (Female Voices), comprised of outstanding instrumentalists: Marta Maślanka (cimbalom), Gosia Szarlik (violin), and Izabela Buchowska (cello).
Olga Avigail Mieleszczuk is an artist born in Warsaw and residing in Jerusalem, currently one of the leading figures on the global Yiddish scene. Singer, accordionist, and researcher of Eastern European musical traditions, she initiates intercultural projects involving artists from Poland, Israel, and the US. Mieleszczuk released five albums with Jewish and Israeli music. She performs on prestigious scenes and festivals in Europe, America, Canada, and Israel.
The Summer Stage of the Jewish Theater, 35 Senatorska St.
Tickets: 40 PLN, purchases available at: www.ewejsciowki.pl, www.teatr-zydowski.art.pl, in the Audience Office, phone no. +48 22 526 20 34; +48 22 850 64 50 or 51 and in the Jewish Theater box offices at 35 Senatorska St., phone: +48 22 850 64 35 or in the Club of the Command of Garrison in Warsaw, 141a Niepodległości Ave., phone no.: +48 22 850 56 56; seats are not numbered