Children of the Ghetto + Black Shul

Wednesday, 25 March 2020 - 5:00pm6:30pm

Widener Auditorium, Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Children of the Ghetto + Black Shul

Tsvey Brider

Performance Group

Presented by Penn’s Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies and Wolf Humanities Center 

Performing as Tsvey Brider, Yiddish songwriting, arranging, and performing duo Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell (vocalist) and Dmitri Gaskin (accordionist) create new musical idioms by combining two distinct older ones: African American spirituals and the music of Jewish Eastern Europe. Drawing from folk songs, lullabies, art, and religious music, Children of the Ghetto + Black Shul mobilizes an array of historic genres to create a repertoire of songs authentically inhabiting the sounds and histories of two traditions.


Cosponsored by Penn’s Department of Africana Studies and Center for Africana Studies.

Photo: Adam Wiseman

Pre-registration requested.

Event is free and open to the public.