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.
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.