Daniel Kahn presents “Yiddish Blues in Berlin”
Featuring new and old songs of hope and despair in Yiddish and English. The Detroit-born and Berlin-based Kahn has toured the world as a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, translator, and teacher.
He originated the role of Pertshik in National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene‘s Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (Fidler afn Dakh), which features his translation of the lost Bock/Harnick song “Any Day Now.” He also was Yosl in Folksbiene’s acclaimed remount of Amerike – The Golden Land, and played Biff in New Yiddish Rep’s Death of a Salesman in Yiddish. At Berlin’s Gorki Theater, he has worked as composer, director, playwright, actor, and music curator. In 2016, the Ashkenaz Foundation named him the inaugural Theodore Bikel Artist-in-Residence. In 2018, he received the Chane and Joseph Mlotek Award for Yiddish Continuity, and he recently appeared in Netflix’s Unorthodox. His music projects include his award-winning klezmer punk band The Painted Bird, The Unternationale, The Brothers Nazaroff, The Disorientalists, Bulat Blues and Semer Ensemble.
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