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Lambert Yiddish Cylinders, in their cases.

Lambert Yiddish Cylinders, in their cases.

Sound Salon: Attractive Hebrews: The Lambert Yiddish Cylinders, 1901-1905
CD Release Party

Free and Open to the Public

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Wayside Dining Room, University Club, 803 State St.

These celluloid cylinders contain the oldest known examples of recorded Yiddish music, dating to about 1901. Yiddish and other Jewish music is a focus at the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Credit: Ron Wiecki, Mills Music Library, UW-Madison
These celluloid cylinders contain the oldest known examples of recorded Yiddish music, dating to about 1901. Yiddish and other Jewish music is a focus at the Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Credit: Ron Wiecki, Mills Music Library, UW-Madison

The Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture announces the release of Attractive Hebrews: The Lambert Yiddish Cylinders, 1901-1905. Co-produced, annotated, and translated by Mayrent Institute Director Henry Sapoznik for Grammy Award-winning Archeophone Records, Attractive Hebrews captures the music of the performers who first brought Yiddish theater to America. This event will feature live performances by Sapoznik and critically-acclaimed klezmer musicians Kurt and Annette Bjorling. For more information about Attractive Hebrews, and to sample all the tracks on the CD, go to the Archeophone Records website.

Mills Music Library is pleased to co-sponsor this event with the Mayrent Institute, which acquired the twelve earliest known cylinder recordings of Yiddish music in 2015. Mills Music Library houses the Mayrent Collection of Yiddish Recordings, which now includes the Lambert Yiddish Cylinders.