“Shterna and the Lost Voice,” a New Yiddish Folktale

Top Pick April 17, 2024 Boston Free
Magid Ensemble
Magid Ensemble (Courtesy photo)

Join us for a musical “crankie,” a storytelling adventure with original music by the Magid Ensemble!

What’s a crankie? It’s a long scroll that illustrates a story as it unwinds. Based on a folktale by A.C. Weaver and inspired by traditional Yiddish folklore, follow a young woman’s quest from the realms of the dead to the gardens of the immortal, all to restore her friend’s lost voice. The narrative is told through live original klezmer music, and Kiah Raymond’s crankie incorporates shadow puppetry inspired by Jewish paper-cut art.

And introducing the Magid Ensemble, a new collaboration featuring award-winning klezmer musicians and composers Mattias Kaufmann, Raffi Boden and Rachel Leader, Yiddishist storyteller A.C. Weaver and visual artist Kiah Raymond. The Magid Ensemble explores the interplay of sound, story, light and shadow to create expressive and immersive storytelling landscapes. This dynamic performance is geared toward audiences of all ages!

A reception with light bites, slivovitz, wine and open top-shelf bar follows the performance.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Boston Synagogue
55 Martha Rd
Boston, MA 02114
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