July 16, 2007

Yiddish Carnival, around Fyvush

Friends Isra and Miriam, skittish from the Yiddish

Closer to 4pm Sunday, to be exact, is when Frank London's Yiddish Carnival kicked off at the band shell in Prospect Park as part of this year's Celebrate Brooklyn concert series. As described on the Celebrate Brooklyn 2007 Schedule page:
For this concert of old- and new-school Jewish music, the luminary Frank London-who has played with everyone from John Zorn to They Might Be Giants and LL Cool J-will be joined by New York City's hottest and most diverse group of Yiddish musicians for a radical festival in the park. Performers include the Grammy award winning klezmer band, The Klezmatics; television and theater star Fyvush Finkel; a rare performance by legendary Yiddish rocker Wolf Krakowski; Cuban Jewish percussionist Roberto Rodriguez; Rolling Stone's #1 non-English group of 2006, Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars featuring Brazilian percussionists MaracatĂș New York; Yiddish divas Joanne Borts and Adrienne Cooper; and the Festival Latin Jewish Carnival Orchestra & Social Justice Sing.

Of particular delight was a comedy and musical performance by the venerable Jewish actor Fyvush Finkel, whose charming act I caught on video and have uploaded for your viewing pleasure:

Aryeh "Boycan" Goldsmith ... as in "Boy can Juggle"!

Aryeh, Matt and Dana

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

JR, you seem to like the girlies but never have a significant other. Please comment on your situation in 500 words or more. Is Melissa F. in the J-pool?

Ben Baruch said...

Anon, my situation hardly requires 500 words: I'm an SJM in NYC who hasn't found someone who inspires me yet.

Friend Melissa F. is in the J-pool, in DC.

Anonymous said...

OK, I understand. No need to settle when there are 10,000 Jdate profiles you haven't even seen yet. I think we should take a road trip to D.C.

Ben Baruch said...

Anon, I should clarify that I am not inspired by anyone I'm meeting these days, though the relationships I've had in the past were certainly inspiring in countless ways.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to need further clarification from your attorneys.