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Cantor Mark Levy in Concert

Cantor Mark Levy's
Old World Passover Concert

Sunday, April 2
4:00pm in the TBI Sanctuary

Free for members, $10 for non members

Have you ever heard the Four Questions chanted in Yiddish or Ladino? Or Chad Gadya, Echad Mi Yodea, Adir Hu? These are the traditional songs of Pesach, sung in Hebrew around the Seder table each and every year to commemorate the Exodus from slavery in Egypt.

Mark Levy has been singing these Yiddish and Ladino versions at his Seders for many years, and now has put together a program for all to hear, remember, and enjoy. Descended from an Ashkenazi (eastern European) mother and a Sephardi (Spanish-Jewish) father, Mark combines the beautiful melodies of both traditions together with Hebrew and Israeli songs in a versatile performance that transports the listener to another time and place. Accompanied by guitar and doumbek (middle eastern drum), the selections depict scenes from a bygone era of Jewish life, and programs always include well-loved favorites.

Mark Levy has performed and taught in the US for 45 years at temples, synagogues, JCC's, Lehrhaus Judaica, Workmen's Circle, and other Jewish groups. He has appeared throughout the country and abroad and is a singer and lecturer who specializes in older Judaic folk music in Yiddish, Hebrew, and Ladino, Klezmer history and theory, and Jewish music history in general. Mark recently moved from the Santa Cruz area to Florence OR.

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