Doina: improvisation in klezmer music
Learning/Discussion Room -- 6:00pm to 7:00pm Saturday April 24 T
Description: In this workshop, we'll discuss how improvisation works in traditional klezmer music and explore the Romanian doina, a song that has been the primary base for improvisation in klezmer for the past hundred years or so. We'll play examples from old recordings, dig into the structure of the piece, and set some guidelines for how klezmer musicians transform the basic doina melody into something new and exciting with each performance. Then, we'll put it all together by playing our own doinas (all skill levels, or no skill level, welcome!).