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Limmud Vancouver takes place at the King David High School, 41st and Willow.
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Sunday, February 9 • 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Yidn muzik un muziker à Montréal
Serving as a vestige to a homeland and folk, klezmer music in early twentieth-century Montreal and the new diaspora became synonymous with a particular place and time that was physically left behind, yet, was instantly accessible through the music’s soundscapes which connected the Jewish immigrant to their shtetl and the Yidishkayt of their ancestral past. Solely through the sounds and melodies of klezmer music, the Old World, complete with nostalgia, memories, and emotions came to life within a New World context. Based on ethnographic field research, this presentation illuminates an image of a Jewish Montreal filled with song, dance, and celebration. Utilizing interviews, photographs, and documents, this presentation also outlines a comprehensive history of klezmer music within Jewish Montreal from the perspective of the performer as well as the audience member in order to reassert the notion of a particular understanding and experience of this music which subsequently influenced how they perceive the Old World and their identities in the New World.

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Emily Lam

As a first-generation Canadian of Vietnamese immigrants, Emily Lam specializes in the music and musicians of early twentieth-century Jewish Montreal. Drawing upon her interest and pursuit of the Canadian klezmer experience, the field research that she conducts on the history of the early twentieth-century Montreal Jewish music community continues to bring to light a lively cultural and musical history of a seemingly invisible group of... Read More →

Sunday February 9, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Upstairs Room #2 King David High School