||The Center for Jewish History, Center for Traditional Music and Dance and World Music Institute present "The Hidden Musical Treasures of Romania", a multi-media presentation by Bob Cohen.
For three decades, fiddler Bob Cohen has roamed Romania like Indiana Jones with a tape recorder in search of remnants of lost Jewish musical traditions through field research with elderly Roma (Gypsy) musicians.
From his work as a cultural dragoman, recordings with the Budapest-based ensemble Di Naye Kapelye, and popular blog exploring traditional music and grilled meat, Cohen has become a guru to many leading musicians in the American klezmer and Balkan music scenes. A fascinating polyglot with an encyclopedic knowledge of Eastern Europe's minority ethnic populations, Cohen will inspire, educate and entertain during this special multi-media presentation.
This presentation is part of the An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture Series as well as CTMD and World Music Institute's New York World Festival: Music of the Black Sea. A reception will follow the event.
Admission: $15 general, $10 Center for Jewish History, Center for Traditional Music and Dance and World Music Institute members