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Yiddish Song Workshop

October 28, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


We are proud to present the second World Music Workshop this autumn with Louisa Lyne, organised by the International School of Music Finland in cooperation with the Global Music Centre.


If you have ever listened to Klezmer music, you have very likely heard songs sung in Yiddish. Yiddish, the language of the Jewish people, finds its roots in Central Europe from over 1000 years ago. However, Yiddish is more than just a language: it also has its own  musical culture, with unique wordless melodies, ornamentation and style. This 90 minute interactive workshop will allow you to explore and experience this culture firsthand.

Join singer Louisa Lyne in a workshop filled with energy and warmth. Accordionist Edin Bahtijaragic will be accompanying the session. No previous experience is needed, just an open mind, curiosity and interest to try something new! This workshop is open for everyone (not just vocalists!) who is interested in the style.


  • Traditional nigun (a type of traditional Jewish song) session
  • Style and technique
  • Improvisation
  • Introduction to the language and singing in Yiddish

About the instructor

Louisa Lyne is an established singer and performer, originally from Härnösand in the north of Sweden, and now based in Malmö. She focuses on songs in Yiddish and her repertoire includes both traditional music as well as her own, newly written material. Despite the fact that Louisa didn’t grow up with Jewish traditions, she describes her first encounter with Yiddish as love as first sight. Louisa has introduced Yiddish songs to a broad Swedish audience and her work has been recognized and awarded with several nominations and prestigious prizes.

Date and time: Mon 28.10.2019, 13:00 – 14:30
Place:  Global Music Centre (Hämeentie 34 D, Helsinki)
Price:  30€

For all enquiries please contact Camilo Pajuelo.

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October 28, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Global Music Center
Hämeentie 34 D
Helsinki, Finland
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