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London International Klezmer Experience (LIKE) online Festival 2020

Classes * Jamming * Concerts * Pro Skills * Dancing * KlezCafé

In July 2020, in the dark days of the global COVID pandemic, Ilana created a burst of online summer klezmer joy, with a stellar line-up of klezmorim assembled to educate, entertain and inform. There was no minimum standard for participation, no geographical limits, and participants didn't even need to play an instrument! As well as plenty of music, the festival included Yiddish language, dancing, film, and professional skills classes. Whilst some sessions were geared to participation at certain levels, it really was 'access all areas', and Ilana ran a 3-session introduction before the festival for those who wanted to learn or refresh klezmer basics.

The festival faculty and performers were:

* Adrianne Greenbaum * Alicia Svigals * Avia Moore * Christina Crowder * Cookie Segelstein & Josh Horowitz * Dan Blacksberg * Deborah Strauss * Esther Tewkesbury & Gary Lancaster * Francesca Ter-Berg * Frank London * Guy Schalom * Ilana Cravitz (Festival Director)* Ilya Shneyveys * Cantor Jeff Warschauer * Josh Dolgin * Josh Middleton * Kurt & Annette Bjorling * Merlin Shepherd * Michael Winograd * Peter Sint Nicolaas * Susan Hoffman Watts * Tahir Palali * Vivi Lachs *

Videos of workshops and concerts are available upon request on payment of a nominal donation, which goes to the artists. Email Ilana for details.


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