Summer Yiddish Concert: Vira Lozinsky & Oy Division – August 28, 2007

Canadian debut of two of Israel’s leading Yiddish/Klezmer artists Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre, Earl Bales Park, free

2010 Curatorial Statement

The convergence of global and local forces has been at the heart of the Ashkenaz Festival since its inception. The festival emerged during the second wave of an international movement popularly known as the Klezmer/Yiddish Revival, which had begun in earnest in the mid-70s. Initially the esoteric domain of a small handful of committed researchers,… Read More »

The Klezmatics: On Holy Ground – April 22, 2010

Ashkenaz and the Toronto Jewish Film Festival are proud to present The World Premiere screening of: THE KLEZMATICS: ON HOLY GROUND (USA 2010, 108 MIN) Preceded by a special concert presentation with Klezmatics members FRANK LONDON, LORIN SKLAMBERG AND LISA GUTKIN THURSDAY APRIL 22, 8 PM, BLOOR CINEMA 506 BLOOR ST. WEST Film followed by… Read More »

Psoy Korolenko – March 7, 2010

Russian-Jewish troubadour presents Soviet popular hits and post-shtetl songs in Russian, Yiddish, and Moldavian Robert Gill Theatre, Uof T, 216 College St. 3rd floor

Book Launch: Michael Wex’s How to be a Mentsh – September 21, 2009

Yiddish raconteur releases his new book “How to be a Mentsh (And not a shmuck)” Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen St. West – $5@door, or free with book purchase

Efim Chorny and Friends – August 31, 2009

Moldova’s leading performer of Yiddish song and a leader in the revival of post-Soviet Jewish culture Beth Emeth Bais Yehuda Synagogue, 100 Elder St – $10@door

Ashkenaz at the Drake featuring Sagapool – July 8, 2009

World/roots fusion from Montreal Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen St. West – $15@door

7th ASHKENAZ FESTIVAL – August 26 to September 1, 2008

Music, Dance, Theatre, Literature, Film, Visual Arts, Kids events, & the Ashkenaz Parade Abraham Inc, Pharaoh’s Daughter, Andy Statman, Joshua Nelson, Konsonans Retro, & many more Harbourfront Centre, Toronto – most events free

Kalman Balogh & the Gypsy Cimbalom Band – March 27, 2009

High-octane Roma music and jazz/folk fusion from Hungary Hungarian Canadian Cultural Centre, 840 St. Clair West – $25@door

CD Release: Jaffa Road – March 25, 2009

Toronto group blends Sephardic, Hebrew and Middle-eastern sounds with Jazz, latin, funk, reggae and electronica Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W. – $12 adv, $15@door