The Oshman Family JCC presents Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird, a Berlin-based klezmer band bringing Jewish punk cabaret into the modern day. The original radical Yiddish borderland bandits, the group offers the sound of “Alienation Klezmer”—a unique mixture of traditional Jewish folk music, radical Yiddish song, political cabaret, and punk rock. Concocted by singer/songwriter, polyglot poet, multi-instrumentalist, and activist Daniel Kahn, these furious, tender, and electrifying melodies are inspired by the struggles of Jewish revolutionaries and Kahn’s own desire for a better world. The band’s captivating fusion of accordion and punk rock has been described by Rolling Stone Germany as “the free-spirited attitude of the New York Tzadik circle, cabaret flair, and scraps of Tom Waits.” This live performance will also feature projections of images by legendary New York underground artist Eric Drooker, whose work is woven into the cover design for the band’s latest album, as well as its music videos.
Tickets and more information available at paloaltojcc.org/kahn or by calling (650) 223-8649.