The Cedar and KFAI present
DANIEL KAHN AND THE PAINTED BIRD with Dreamland Faces
Saturday June 1st, 2019 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
$18 Advance / $20 Day of Show
This is a standing show with an open floor. General Admission tickets are available online, by phone, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.
Read The Cedar’s interview with Daniel Kahn here.
Detroit-born, Berlin-based singer/songwriter, polyglot poet, translator and activist Daniel Kahn concocts furious, tender, electrifying and revolutionary Alienation Klezmer. With The Painted Bird, he presents a variety of passionate songs inspired in part by the struggles of Jewish revolutionaries at the turn of the century, and in part by his own intense desire for a better world. The Painted Bird has brought “Yiddish Punk Cabaret” to rock clubs, festivals and shtetls, from Berlin to Boston, Leningrad to Louisiana.
The band has been referred to as “The Yiddish Pogues,” and Kahn was once described as “someone between Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan and Tom Waits – but yiddish.” Fittingly, his Yiddish cover of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah – coincidentally released a few days before the passing of the great musician – has gone viral, with over 700,000 views.
Karen Majewicz and Andy McCormick have been playing and writing music together as Dreamland Faces since 2002. They have composed scores for over 50 silent films and released many original recordings, including one in Mandarin/Pinyin Chinese. Their repertoire includes original instrumental pieces, modern classical music, and many art songs by composers such as Hanns Eisler.
Karen Majewicz focuses on composing and conducting full scores for silent films. She obtained an ethnomusicology/music theory degree from the University of Washington and performs on a Siwa & Figli converter (free bass and stradella) accordion.
Andy McCormick is a composer and multi instrumentalist. He writes music for movies, theater, with lyricists, and for friends. Andy enjoys collaborating and is usually willing to experiment. He is a proud musical saw player, ardent supporter of new music, and lifelong bookstore worker.