Ashkenaz is pleased to join with dozens of other international Yiddish culture organizations in supporting this virtual concert honoring Zalmen Mlotek’s 50-year career dedicated to Yiddish music and theatre.
Ashkenaz faves Cesar Lerner (piano, accordion, percussion) and Marcelo Moguilevsky (clarinet, sax, wooden flutes, harmonica) return to the city that introduced them to the international Jewish music scene nearly 18 years ago.
Julius is a vocal supergroup featuring some of Canada’s leading contemporary performers and creators of original Yiddish vocal music. The quartet was originally commissioned for a special performance as part of the 2006 Ashkenaz Festival.
John Lollos’ inventive documentary weaves together portraits of two beloved personalities—Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel. An icon of modern Jewish literature, Sholom Aleichem created dozens of beloved characters who offer a window into prewar Eastern European shtetl life.
Diwan Saz is a multicultural group made up of Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Bedouin musicians who perform ancient music from Central Asia, Turkey, Persia, and the Holy Land. The melodies and texts incorporate the spirit and music of Sufism and the musical heritage of the Holy Land.
Featuring Jewish, Muslim, Christian, and Bedouin musicians, Israel’s Diwan Saz Interfaith Ensemble represents the possibility, indeed the existence, of peace through cultural exchange and artistic collaboration.
Ashkenaz is pleased to participate this year in community Channukah festivities at the Schwartz-Reisman Centre in Vaughan, as part of our York Region Initiative, and in partnership with the JCCs of Greater Toronto.
Ashkenaz is proud to present the Toronto premiere of Montreal-based Director Tamas Wormser’s The Wandering Muse. From ram’s horn to beatbox, this globetrotting documentary explores a kaleidoscope of Jewish identity through the ever-changing music of the Jewish diaspora.