Daniel Kahn and the Painted Bird
May 30 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$25
Detroit-born, Berlin-based Daniel Kahn is a leading light of the New Yiddish culture scene and a perennial Ashkenaz Festival favourite. As a singer, songwriter, actor, translator, poet and multi-instrumentalist, he has performed worldwide in numerous incarnations, and achieved YouTube viral stardom with his Yiddish translation/performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” But it is with his band, the Painted Bird, that Kahn delivers his most poignant work. Against a klezmer-punk musical canvas, Kahn tackles timeless themes of class struggle, social justice, trauma, identity and morality. His singular brand of “Groucho Marxism” swings masterfully between the political and the poetic, in a wildly entertaining expression of today’s turbulent zeitgeist.
Presented by Ashkenaz Foundation as part of Jewish Music Week.
This event is part of “Yiddish Spring,” a 3-month celelbration of Yiddish culture in Toronto and worldwide, presented in part with the support of UJA’s Kultura Collective.
Thursday May 30, 8pm (doors at 7pm)
Lula Lounge, 1585 Dundas St. W.
Tickets $25 + HST in advance, $30 at the door (advance ticket sales end May 29 at midnight)
Purchase tickets online at www.ashkenaz.ca
For show info call 416-979-9955
NOTE: Dinner reservations guarantee seating. Dinner reservations must be made separately with Lula Lounge, call 416-588-0307 or visit www.lula.ca