Hampstead Synagogue with B’nai B’rith Raoul Wallenberg Lodge bring you Diana Matut talking about “Narrating the Moment, Creating the Future”
Hampstead Synagogue with B’nai Brith Raoul Wallenberg Lodge bring you Diana Matut talking about “Narrating the Moment, Creating the Future” – Yiddsh song as Historical Sources from 1500 to the 21st Century
Jews of Central and Eastern Europe have been singing in Yiddish since the Middle Ages. Their vast and varied repertoire also included hundreds of songs that narrated past and current political and historical events.Rich with musical illustrations, this lecture will be a tour d’horizon, presenting the context for several songs and spanning from 17th Century Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Prague to modern day New York.
Diana Matut holds a position as a lecturer in Jewish Studies at Halle Wittenberg University and has been a visiting scholar at universities inclusive of New York, Jerusalem, Rome and Graz. She is currently a visiting Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies leading a research group on Jewish music from 1500 to 1750.
On top of her academic career Diana Matut is singer and director of the ensemble Siimkhat Hanefesh which explores and stages Jewish music and Yiddish song of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. More information on this can be found at www.simkhat-hanefesh.com
To learn more about Diana Matut and her fabulous work, please book your ticket now to this event.
Sunday 12th January 2020
Doors open at 11:30am to the Eli Chinn Hall Hampstead Synagogue