Jewish Music Festival
Thursday, March 14th – 7pm
We are all aflutter about bringing Leonard Cohen‘s masterful locution to the 28th Annual Jewish Music Festival, and to share the evening with the musical moxie of Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird. Come to see Conspiracy of Beards, but stay to have your mind blown by The Painted Bird.
The Painted Bird concocts a mixture of Klezmer, radical Yiddish song, political cabaret and punk folk, kept together by Kahn‘s amazing abilities as a songwriter, translator and performer; telling stories of outrageous incidents, poetically dark, tragically humorous and politically incorrect.
The Painted Bird has brought “Yiddish Punk Cabaret” to rock clubs, theatres, festivals and shtetls, from Berlin to Boston, Leningrad to Louisiana. The band has been called “The Yiddish Pogues,” and Kahn was once described as “someone between Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits – but Yiddish. ” Daniel Kahn challenges the borders between radical & traditional, lyrical & political, east & west, folk & punk, mama loshn & loshn hora.
A video sample of Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird: March of the Jobless Corp