Henry Sapoznik, "The Lambert Cylinders and the First Sounds of Yiddish Music, 1901-1904"

Monday, May 2, 2016 - 12:00pm
Wayside Dining Room, University Club, 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 as Attractive Hebrews: the Lambert cylinders and the First Sounds of Yiddish Music 1901-1903 on the Grammy Award-winning Archeophone label.