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Crankie Music Program

April 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

The Magid Ensemble presents Shterna and the Lost Voice, a musical crankie Yiddish folktale. This new folktale by A.C. Weaver is inspired by mythical stories of Elyahu Hanovi and traditional Yiddish folklore. Shterna and the Lost Voice follows a young woman’s quest from the realms of the dead to the celestial gardens of the immortal – all to restore her friend’s lost voice. Shterna’s epic adventure is accompanied by live original klezmer music while the narrative unfolds through a papercut crankie. This dynamic performance is geared towards audiences of all ages!

What is a crankie? A crankie is a long scroll wound onto two spools that illustrates a story as it unwinds. Kiah Raymond’s original crankie incorporates shadow puppetry inspired by Jewish papercut art.

Shterna and the Lost Voice is presented by The Magid Ensemble (magid, meaning “storyteller” in Yiddish) –
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.

Production by member of Mamaliga Klezmer Band. (Mamaligaband.com)

This event is generously sponsored by Combined Jewish Philanthropies, and the Natick Local Cultural, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


April 16
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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