WMI PLUS At Home - Silent Tears: The Last Yiddish Tango

WMI PLUS At Home experiences bring music from around the world into the comfort of your home. Renowned artists share their lives, instruments, and stories from their personal environments, bringing an intimacy and uniqueness to each event. These talks are led by fellow musicians, journalists, and ethnomusicologists. Live captioning will be provided during the event.

We are thrilled to provide these events for FREE. If you are able to make a donation of any amount while registering for this event, it will help us to keep the music playing. Thank you!

Monday, April 17, 2023 – 6 PM EDT

WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are free of charge, but you must register to reserve your space. You will receive an order confirmation once your registration is complete that includes the link to the event. Only registered participants will receive email instructions on how to join the event via Zoom online. Live captioning provided.

Our next WMI Plus At Home Session features poems, testimonies, and writings of women who were victims of horrific atrocities during The Holocaust. Join members of the Payadora Tango Ensemble and Lenka Lichtenberg with journalist/music producer Dan Rosenberg for Yom Hashoah.
Some of the stories that will be discussed come from a project led by Dr. Paula David, a social worker who helped survivors at a Jewish retirement home in Canada process their trauma by writing collective poetry. Others are from Molly Applebaum, a Canadian author, who during her adolescent years, was buried underground in a small wooden box in a barn in Dąbrowa Tarnowska, Poland during World War II. Featuring original music composed by Rebekah wolkstein as well as 1930’s works from Jewish composers murdered during the Holocaust, “Silent Tears” is a story of incredible resilience by women who overcame unimaginable horrors and wanted to share those stories to warn the world about the dangers of racism and xenophobia.
The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with attendees.

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WMI PLUS and WMI PLUS At Home experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison and world music lovers like you.  We thank you!

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