Isle of Klezbos: soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women's klezmer sextet
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NYC-based ISLE of KLEZBOS approaches tradition with irreverence and respect. The soulful, fun-loving powerhouse all-women's klezmer sextet has toured from Vienna to Vancouver since 1998. Band repertoire ranges from rambunctious to entrancing: neo-traditional folk dance, mystical melodies, Yiddish swing & retro tango, late Soviet-era Jewish drinking song, re-grooved standards, and genre-defying originals. ISLE of KLEZBOS concert footage has been broadcast internationally on CBS Sunday Morning, CNN World- Beat, and PBS In The Life, more…

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Yiddish Cinema & Music

New Adaptation of The Dybbuk's Farlangen
Watch/Listen to Farlangen (Longing) video performed by frequent Klezbos guest Natalia Zukerman, arranged by Eve Sicular, adapted from music composed by Henech Kon for the classic 1937 Yiddish film The Dybbuk by wunderkind director Michal Waszynski, aka Moyshe Waks, now acknowledged to have been a gay man.

This adaptation project is supported in part by the David Shneer New Yiddish Culture Grant of Yiddishkayt's Wallis Annenberg Helix Fellowship.

Yiddish Celluloid Closet & YNY 2020 Film Festival
Yiddish film Der Lebediker Yosem Q&A Session moderated by Eve Sicular. This Sholem Secunde /Chaim Tauber musical melodrama directed by Joseph Seiden features half a dozen diverse tunes, 1939 NYC location shots, and a cast of Yiddish stage veterans. yiddishnewyork.com film fest.

Timely, haunting...

Read Eve's latest article in the Forward on Yiddish cinema titled "In a horror master's rare TB films, warnings for a future pandemic," and discover the related Yiddish films of Edgar Ulmer.

Eve Sicular's full exploration of director Edgar Ulmer's "Canon of Cinema Contagion: Gothic Yiddish Plague Meets TB Screen Crusade" now up at Yiddishkayt.org

Ulmer's Yiddish Films

Yiddishkayt also co-hosted the Layka Lens series! Author/bandleader Eve joined the panel discussion on Ulmer's dystopic shtetl movie "The Light Ahead" aka Fishke der Krumer

NYPL Presents Klezbos

Thanks New York Public Library for celebrating Isle of Klezbos during Jewish Heritage Week with Eve Sicular's program on 5/27/2021

News Bits

Rye The News Guy in-depth interview gives our Isle of Klezbos back-story as the band celebrated Women's History Month at City Winery last year. And Roz Chast loves Isle of Klezbos!

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Isle of Klezbos: J. Edgar Klezmer: songs from my Grandmother's FBI files

J. EDGAR KLEZMER: Songs from My Grandmother's FBI Files — musical documentary theater adventure, by grandchild and bandleader Eve Sicular. more

Isle of Klezbos and Eve Sicular: Yiddish Celluloid Closet

Yiddish cinema as you’ve never seen it, plus live reinterpretations of movie music from the vintage soundtracks! more

PHOTO CREDIT Angela Jimenez