Klezmer Fiddlers Lockdown Project

Beregovski's Musical Treasures brought back to life

A stellar A-Z of klezmer string players is breathing fresh life into an ancient Jewish musical tradition, with a daily online broadcast of melodies dedicated to turning sorrow to joy.

Day by day over the past few weeks, we have invited you into our living rooms to share one of the word's best-kept musical secrets. In return we asked that you made a donation to help us carry on entertaining you during the lockdown - and beyond - and you have!

Scroll down to see the list of fabulous musicians who have been entertaining you.

Nigunim - Jewish songs without words - can be soulful, rapturous, dramatic, uplifting, reflective and more. Each is a tiny gem taking you on a musical journey away from everyday sorrows. Each has one melody, no harmony, and can be sung by one or many.

They're the perfect musical accompaniment to these challenging times, and they're designed to be catchy -  you'll soon find yourself humming along!

The nigunim we'll be playing for you come from eastern Europe and span at least three centuries. These almost-forgotten treasures were painstakingly notated by Moshe Beregovski (1892-1961), a Soviet Jewish ethnomusicologist who made it his life's work to document Jewish folk music, and eventually fell foul of Stalin for his pains.

We'll beam musical solace, joy, and the opportunity for discussion into your home during this time of isolation, and at the same time bring to life a unique musical resource that's been languishing in dusty manuscripts for far too long.

Here's a nign sung by a lot of people in Munkács, in the early 1930s:



Your support will help us ensure that these precious tunes are heard, shared, enjoyed and endure for centuries more.

35 Klezmer Fiddlers * 12 Countries * 158 Melodies

Abigale Reisman * Alexsei Rozov * Alex Koffman * Alicia Svigals * Alina Bauer * Amit Weisberger * Anna Lowenstein * Annette Siebert * Antti Korhola * Ariane Cohen-Adad * Beth Silver * Cookie Segelstein * Craig Judelman * Daniel Hoffman * David Brossier * Deborah Strauss * Eléonore Biezunski * Ernie Gruner * Francesca Ter-Berg * Gica Loening * Ilana Cravitz * Jake Shulman-Ment * Johannes Paul Gräßer * Lisa Gutkin * Mark Kovnatsky * Michael Alpert * Mitia Khramtsov * Monika Feil * Olga Baron * Sandra Layman * Semmy Stahlhammer * Steve Greenman * Vanessa Vromans * Yale Strom * Zoë Aqua




Meet the string players

Project launch with klezmer fiddlers (see list above)
Video 

Wrap party
Video 

Ilana Cravitz
Video 
ilanacravitz.com


Aleksei Rozov
Video
retrodanceband.ru


Jake Shulman-Ment
Video 
jakeshulmanment.com


Craig Judelman
Video 
craigjudelman.com


Cookie Segelstein
Video
veretskipass.com


Mark Kovnatsky
Video 
mark-kovnatskiy.com


Mitia Khramtsov
Video 
dobranotch.ru


Francesca Ter-Berg
Video 
francescaterberg.com


M. Beregovski - a musical portrait
with Ilana Cravitz
Video 


Olga Baron
Video
oysland.co.uk


Daniel Hoffman
Video
klezmerfiddle.com
violinaroundtheword.com


Ernie Gruner
Video
erniegruner.com


Eléonore Biezunski
Video 
eleonorebiezunski.com


Beth Silver
Video 
bethsilvercello.com


Alex Koffman
Video 
klezmerband.com


Gica Loening
Video 
loening.com

Monika Feil
Video 
monikafeil.de


Alicia Svigals
Video
aliciasvigals.com


Annette Siebert
Video
siebert-kontakt.de


Beregovski / Lag B'Omer Special
with Frank London
Video 
franklondon.com


Steven Greenman
Video 
stevengreenman.com


Zoë & Annie Aqua
Video 
zoeaqua.com


Susan Hoffman Watts
Video
susanwattsmusic.com


Amit Weisberger
Video 
amit-weisberger.com


Anna Lowenstein
Video 
annalowenstein.com


Samuel Seifert
Video 
rozhinkes.de


David Brossier
Video
davidbrossier.fr


Antti Korhola
Video


Vanessa Vromans
Video
vanessavromans.com


Ariane Cohen-Adad
Video 
szabadsag.be
dibouk.fr
quintetbumbac.com


Johannes Paul Gräßer
Video
jpg-online.de


Sandra Layman
Video
sandralayman.com


Yale Strom
Video
yalestrom.com


Abigale Reisman
Video
abigalereisman.com

Lisa Gutkin
Video
lisagutkin.com


Deborah Strauss
with Jeff Warschauer
Video 


Semmy Stahlhammer
Video
semmystahlhammer.se

  • Mr Anthony D Stoller 
    • 25 £ 
    • 14 d
  • Anonymous 
    • 250 £ 
    • 4 mos
  • Olivia Hamlyn 
    • 10 £ 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • 10 £ 
    • 5 mos
  • Julian Brown 
    • 15 £ 
    • 16 mos
See all

Organizer

Ilana Cravitz 
Organizer
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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