Wednesday, February 7, 2007

New Klezmer Podcast and Klezmer Cruise

Keith Wolzinger has launched "Klezmer Podcast". According to Keith, the goal of the podcast is "to bring you news, interviews with guest artists, and music from the Klezmer and Jewish Music scene". The first episode has been posted and features interviews with David Krakauer and DJ Socalled. KP is available for subscription through the iTunes music store or RSS feed. Keith doesn't indicate how often he plans on posting new podcasts. Congrats Keith and best wishes.

Also hosted on is a website for a "Klezmer Cruise." The cruise will take place from April 29 to May 11, 2007 and is intended to be "an immersion in Yiddishkeit history and heritage." The cruise will sail from Kiev to Zaporozhye, Yalta and Odessa aboard the chartered MS Dnieper Princess. It will include the participation of notable Klezmer musicians including Michael Alpert, Josh (“Socalled”) Dolgin, David Krakauer, and scholars including Eugene Orenstein, Acting Chair of the Department of Jewish Studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.

This is the best idea I've heard all year and I wish my family could go. Maybe someday.

1 comment:

Aisling Chin-Yee said...

Hi! Just to let you know, that the National Film Board of Canada and Beitel/Lazar Productions is making a film on the cruise, and following Josh Dolgin. There will be a daily (or however daily as possible) blog with videos, photos, etc. from the ship, that you can check out at: