• Wednesday Mar. 25, 2020 5:00 PM

    Widener Auditorium 
    Penn Museum
    3260 South Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Open to the public

Children of the Ghetto + Black Shul

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.

This event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is requested. Please register online by clicking here or by clicking the registration button the left. 


Tsvey Brider

Performance Group


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.