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  • 22 August 2018

    North America's largest festival of global Jewish music and culture returns with its 12th biennial edition. This year, Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival is celebrating Polish-Jewish artistic achievement with music, a lecture and film series, and a panel discussion that will touch on the cultural relationship between Jews and Poles.

    The festival opens with a series of nightly events across the GTA between Tuesday August 28 and Friday August 31, before shifting to Harbourfront Centre on Labour Day weekend. Ashkenaz 2018 will  feature artists from across Canada and around the world, including Israel, Russia, Poland, Italy, Australia, Brazil, and the US.

     

    This year, Toronto’s Ashkenaz Festival is celebrating Polish-Jewish artistic achievement with music, a lecture and film series, and a panel discussion that will touch on the cultural relationship between Jews and Poles. The Polish-Jewish component of the festival begins with a concert at the Lula Lounge on Aug. 29, featuring Olga Avigail Mieleszczuk, who will perform songs from her latest album, Yiddish Tango Live in Jerusalem and energetic Polish-Canadian folk music group.Polky Village Band.

    Also part of the Polish-Jewish section of the festival, the director of the Yiddish language program at New York’s Columbia University, Agi Legutko, will give a lecture called “I Want To See You Dead: Women, Gender and Sexuality in Yiddish Literature,” at 2 p.m. on Sept. 2 at Harbourfront Centre. Films to be shown at Ashkenaz include Children Must Laugh, Narishkayt: Yidlife Crisis in Krakow and The Prince and the Dybbuk. A panel discussion on “Poland and the Jews: Past, Present and Future” will feature artists, curators and academics speaking about the rich and complex historical and cultural relationship between Jews and Poles.

     

    Full festival schedule: http://www.ashkenaz.ca/schedule-2018/

    Full event listings at http://www.ashkenaz.ca/2018-festival/

     

     

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