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The latest project of Veretski Pass:


Veretski Pass has embarked on uncharted territory with their new project dedicated to performing the tunes collected by Sofia Magid, the Jewish ethnographer who worked intensively to document Jewish music in Ukraine during Stalin’s regime in the 1920s and 30s. Magid’s 600 recordings have been left untouched since they were created, and include music that was not only collected by a woman, but that also feature rare examples of women’s themes. Veretski Pass’ work involves cleaning, deciphering and transcribing the cylinders, then performing and recording them, and finally teaching them to workshop students.

They have just finished a CD recording of this project, which is scheduled for release in January, 2019. Stay Tuned!

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This project is made possible in part by a grant from the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Surdna Foundation, The Fromer Award and The Jewish Community Foundation, The Berkeley Civic Arts Grant and the The Lowell Milken Fund for American Jewish Music.

with Joel Rubin

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Veyber is a fiscally sponsored project of KlezCalifornia