“The Lambert Cylinders and the First Sounds of Yiddish Music, 1901-1904”
Part of Out of the Shadows: Rediscovering Jewish Music, Literature, and Theater
Monday, May 2, 2016
Noon – 1:30pm
Wayside Dining Room
University Club Building
803 State St., Madison, WI
Join ethnomusicologist and Mayrent Institute for Yiddish Culture Founding Director Henry Sapoznik for an audio tour of the oldest Yiddish sound recordings, the c.1900 cylinders from the Thomas Lambert Company of Chicago. With these extremely rare cylinders, we not only learn about the depth of the first strata of Yiddish popular culture, but also learn about the marketing and outreach of a pioneering and largely forgotten record label. The cylinders will be commercially released this year asAttractive Hebrews: the Lambert cylinders and the First Sounds of Yiddish Music 1901-1903 on the Grammy Award-winning Archeophone label.
Tickets to this event are $15 and available for purchase here.