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Thanks to a generous matching grant of $7,500 from The East Bay Community Foundation’s Fund for Artists, the JMF is commissioning a new multimedia piece by Bay Area composer Dan Plonsey and choreographer Eric Kupers, to premiere as part of our silver anniversary season. The match must be made in the next few months. Your gift can directly contribute to the composition of new Jewish music.
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Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird

Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 9:00 PM also featuring Beatboxer Yuri Lane

Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 8:00 PM

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Direct from Berlin, Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird’s second CD Partisans & Parasites is an explosive mix of klezmer, radical Yiddish song, political cabaret and punk folk. Thursday the 26th features Beatboxer Yuri Lane! (see below)

“Kahn writes like the rainy ghost of Woody Guthrie hitched a ride with 
Tom Waits to New Orleans, spilling accordions, ukuleles, busted pianos, and broken dreams all over the road from Brooklyn to the bayou.” – Detroit Metro Times

March 26 with Beatboxer Yuri Lane!

Rickshaw Stop Club, 155 Fell St., San Francisco
$12 students/seniors/JCC members, $14 general
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American Premiere and CD Release Party

With Yuri Lane, pioneer of the art of Beatbox Theater, known internationally for his one man hip-hop play From Tel Aviv to Ramallah and his beatbox harmonica videos on YouTube.

Presented in association with the Hub of the JCCSF; co-sponsored with Gaia Fund

Thursday, April 2

Congregation Beth Am

26790 Arastradero Rd., Los Altos Hills
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Presented in association with the Roots Collective, 
a project of Congregation Beth Am

$12 students/seniors/JCC members, $14 general

Both shows are a project of the Bay Area Jewish 
Community Centers’ Jewish Cultural Collaboration

Listen to Yosl Ber (A Patriot) by Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird


Listen to Khurbn Katrina by Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird

Listen to Beatbox Harmonica by Yuri Lane

Click here for recent press about Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird.

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