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Two musical gatherings to soothe your soul. We celebrate 18 years of Yiddish and Jewish culture at Klez Kanada with 86 year-old founder Dr. Hy Goldman. Meanwhile, the kids in Toronto are meeting up in droves every week to drink beers and sing in Choir!Choir!Choir! Get the story behind this insanely popular event with choir leaders Nobu Adilman and Daveed Goldman. (Note: All Goldmans on today’s show have a father-son thing happening.)
Correction: Throughout the show I called the bar where Choir! Choir! Choir! happens “The Colonel Never Writes” when in fact it is called “No One Ever Writes the Colonel“.
Tons of great tunes on the show including music from next week’s Montreal Jewish Music Festival.
Music in order it was played on the show: Choir!Choir!Choir! covering Daft Punk: Let’s Get Lucky, Klezmer Conservatory Choir, La Bottine Sourriante, The Platters, Yiddish Princess, Dr. Ring Ding, Shtreiml & Ismail Fencioglu, Choir!Choir!Choir! covering Patti Smith: Because the Night, George Michael: Faith, Madonna: Like a Prayer, Brian Adams: Run to You, The Ramones: I Wanna Be Sedated.