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PAIDEIA FOLKHÖGSKOLA


As part of the teachers' team of Paideia Folkhögskola, Valeria leads a course in Klezmer ensemble on Sundays. The course was successful in Autumn 2019 and will take place again in Spring 2020.

An opportunity to discover the fantastic and rich repertoire of Eastern-European Jewish instrumental folk music: its joyful and melancholic melodies, how to interpret and embellish them with the traditional ornamentations. Understanding the structure of the melodies and their modes, as well as how to accompany the various dance genres with thier diverse and characteristic rhythmical patterns. The course will also include Hasidic nigunim, and introduction to Klezmer dances and, as tradition wants, will be taught by ear using the voices too. Open to instrumentalists with an intermediate level of experience on their instruments.

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