Children of the Ghetto + Black Shul

For the Public
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM EDT

Widener Auditorium 
Penn Museum
3260 South Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Due to the health risks posed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), this event has been cancelled. 

Performing as Tsvey Brider, Yiddish songwriting, arranging, and performing duo Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell (vocalist) and Dmitri Gaskin (accordionist) create new musical idioms by combining two distinct older ones: African American spirituals and the music of Jewish Eastern Europe. Drawing from folk songs, lullabies, art, and religious music, Children of the Ghetto + Black Shul mobilizes an array of historic genres to create a repertoire of songs authentically inhabiting the sounds and histories of two traditions.


Presented in partnership with the Wolf Humanities Center. Cosponsored by Penn’s Department of Africana Studies and Center for Africana Studies.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Klatt Family and the Harry Stern Family Foundation.