RuJew Creative Identity Series Presents:
The Stranniki: Schlepping the Steppes and the Shtetl
The New Collaboration from Psoy Korolenko & Polina Shepherd
General admission tickets currently available here or at the door.
FIRST SET WILL BEGIN AT 5:30.
Did you grow up listenining to Bob Dylan, Vysotsky, Okudzhava, Nautilus Pompilius, DDT, Gogol Bordello, Bob Marley, or Yiddish songs? Do you enjoy Russian or Jewish music?
If so, don't miss this amazing event!
As Russian-speaking Jews, we may often feel like "Stranniki," or "Wanderers of the World."
For their Fall 2016 U.S. tour, modern-day bard Psoy Korolenko and UK-based vocalist Polina Shepherd team up to take us on a journey from the Steppes and the Shtetl to new worlds and beyond.
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Internationally renowned on the Ashkenazi music scene, Psoy & Polina create a balance between "serious," folk, and popular music to reflect the multi-cultural and international nature of our roots. Together they perform in Yiddish, Russian, English, Hebrew, Ukrainian, and more.
Psoy Korolenko has gained a large following in the international music scene through his ability to engage audiences. As a musician, comedian, and modern-day Russian-Jewish Bard, his music combines elements of Russian avtorskaya pesnya, Klezmer, Russian rock, folk, and even rap and trance. Psoy holds a Ph.D. in Slavic literature and has been interviewed by Russian mainstream television, Yiddish scholars and Jewish newspapers.
Originally from Siberia, Polina Sheperd (Skovoroda) was born in Siberia and grew up in a home where songs were regularly sung at a family table. Now an internationally acclaimed performer, she brings the songs of the Steppes and the Shtetl up to date with passion and haunting soul. Her singing, though based on traditional forms, cuts a unique sound deeply rooted in east European Jewish and Russian folk song.
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