This year’s virtual Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music features a dozen artists from around the globe performing Yiddish songs of social justice. The 75-minute event will stream on Sunday, July 11, at 4 p.m. and the ticketed link will be good for 72 hours.
Yidstock Artistic Director Seth Rogovoy, author of "The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover's Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music" is here to tell us more along with Lisa Newman – Director of Communications at the Yiddish Book Center.
This year's Yidstock performances, exclusively recorded the event, feature a diverse roster of artists from Berlin, the Netherlands, the UK, and US: Sarah Gordon and Michael Winograd, Niki Jacobs, Daniel Kahn, Sveta Kundish and Patrick Farrell, Frank London, Sarah Myerson and Ilya Shneyveys, Cilla Owens, Eleanor Reissa, Polina and Merlin Shepherd, Lorin Sklamberg, Tatiana Wechsler, and Eleonore Weill and Zoë Aqua. They perform a broad and eclectic repertoire of social justice songs, including labor anthems, protest songs, humanitarian odes, songs of struggle, and songs based in Yiddish poetry and Jewish scripture.