Whitechapel Noise - Politics, sex and religion in the Cockney-Yiddish music hall
This talk illustrated with vibrant, edgy and moving Cockney-Yiddish music-hall songs will tell the story of London's Yiddish music halls of the turn of the Twentieth Century.
Using sources from the Yiddish press of the day a picture will be built up of the structure and ambience of the halls. And through analysing the Yiddish lyrics in translation a picture of a bewildering and feisty immigrant life will emerge.
Expect to laugh, cry, singalong and go blimey that's interesting.
This is a very special presentation from Vivi Lachs who is well know to club regulars from her apperarnces in Klezmer Klub. Vivi is a social and cultural historian, Yiddishist, and associate research fellow at Birkbeck, University of London. She is the author of Making Multimedia in the Classroom and has written articles on education and Jewish history. She performs and composes music to London Yiddish lyrics. Her new book "Whitechapel Noise: Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884–1914" was publiched by Wayne State University earlier this year.
Admission £8 (£6 unwaged)
On the majority of club nights you will be able to pay on the door although we do put advance tickets on sale. On occasion demand will be very high and the evening may sell out in advance or there will be limited availabilty on the door. Please check the website regularly for the current position on specific evenings. For online tickets for this evening go to http://www.wegottickets.com/event/451812
- January 2020
- February 2: Teilhard Frost ~ A multi-instrumentalist, specializing in traditional fiddle tunes, with a particular interest in the Appalachian Mountains.
- February 9: Mama's Broke ~ Original songwriting combined with folk traditions create a compelling performance, delivered with heart and raw energy.
- February 16: John Kirkpatrick ~ Master of the squeezebox, wonderful singer and glorious warm hearted performer of all kinds of music.
- February 23: Matt Quinn & Owen Woods ~ Infectious dance tunes from around Europe and Canada.
- March 1: Tim Edey ~ A magical evening of music including folk, jazz, blues, celtic and world music.
- March 8: Union Jill ~ Historical themes and contemporary issues, personal experiences and protest songs.
- March 15: Wizz Jones ~ A guitar legend.
- March 22: Tom McConville ~ One of the leading fiddle players of our time - a world class act!
- March 29: Jackie Oates and John Spiers ~ An evening of enthralling music and humorous banter.
- Closed ~ Easter