Yidstock Concert: Canto Yaakov Lemmer
Yidstock: The Festival of New Yiddish Music is back, in-person, bringing the best in klezmer and new Yiddish music to the stage at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Our opening night concert will feature Yaakov Yanky Lemmer. Yaakov was born and raised in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, where many of the great cantors of the Golden Age used to sing. His earliest performances took place in the Beth El synagogue. With an ensemble led by Frank London of the Klezmatics, Yaakov brings fresh interpretations to traditional liturgical prayers and Hasidic nigunim as well as to some more obscure Yiddish songs. This will be Yaakov's Yidstock debut.