September 2017



Friday 22.09.2017 Doors open: 9 PM | Club

Admission: € 15 / €10 (concession) / € 5 (with Berlinpass) Children up to 14: free entry

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen



 presented by World Wide Music

 The current focus of the World Wide Music programme highlights the unique variations of Yiddish music.




Shlepping Goles

Jewish history has always involved migration, it has never had a culture that only existed in one place. People have moved around and lived in different lands, always dreaming of another part of the world.

Living in diaspora (goles), Jews dreamt of the promised land in Israel and the golden land of the American Dream. They carried this weight- schlepping goles, through their travels and the longing and displacement of their lives are retold in the songs.

Based in Berlin this new project by an international trio rekindles the songs and stories of our migrations, looking to our art and heritage for a context to the challenges so many immigrants and refugees face in our world today.

The musicians in the band come from three homes for Yiddish music: Sasha Lurje is a singer from Latvia, Craig Judelman is a fiddler from the USA and Ira Shiran is an accordionist from Israel.

Together they explore the transformations of Yiddish music, from the Shtetls of the Old World through its journey to the city, and the new lands of America and Israel. Retracing the steps of our ancestors through the songs that sustained them, this programme makes sure that this tradition remains lebedik - alive and lively!

Sasha Lurje - Vocals
Craig Judelman - Geige
Ira Shiran - Akkordeon



Founders of the legendary Neukölln Klezmer Sessions, The Oblomov Trio performs a vast repertoire of traditional klezmer music with authenticity, spontaneity and a healthy dose of humour.

Great for listening, perfect for dancing!

Emil Goldschmidt - clarinet
Hampus Melin - drums
Ilya Shneyveys - accordion



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World Wide Music

Berlin Acts play Global Music!

Every Friday the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN presents the finest of Global Music.

9:00 PM (doors open), Entry: € 15 / € 10 / € 5 (with Berlinpass)

You'll find all concerts on the WorldWideMusic Schedule and on the WorldWideMusic Facebook fanpage!

Band inquiries to:

Anette Heit
Phone +49 (0)30 60 97 70-17

A concert series in cooperation with and Funkhaus Europa. Every Wednesday at 9 am and 7 pm our concerts are broadcast on!


The facilities of the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN are accessible to wheelchair users. Please call us in advance on +49 (0)30 60 97 70-0 to ensure proper access support.