Daniel Kahn

Daniel Kahn & the Painted Bird

Daniel Kahn and
the Painted Bird
Radical Yiddish music
“Forward-marching and backward-glancing… Truly great art.” – TAZ
with special guests
Compas 48
A fusion of son jarocho,
klezmer and cumbia
Tuesday, 28 May 2019
Concert at 7:30 pm
Calvary Center
801 South 48th Street
(at Baltimore Avenue)
Philadelphia, PA 19143
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Detroit-born, Berlin-based singer/songwriter, polyglot poet, translator and activist Daniel Kahn concocts furious, tender, electrifying and revolutionary “alienation klezmer.” With his four-piece band 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.

Their mixture of Klezmer, radical Yiddish song, political cabaret, and punk-folk is bound together by his unique talents as a songwriter, translator and performer, telling stories of outrageous incidents, poetically dark, tragically humorous and politically incorrect.

Described as ‘the Yiddish Pogues,’ Painted Bird’s music straddles the borders between radical & traditional, lyrical & political, East & West, folk & punk, mama loshon & loshon hora. This is a rare opportunity to experience a great musician who finds inspiration in the poetry and music of Jewish protest.

Compas 48 is a Philly-based band that spreads rebellious joy to our communities through a fusion of Son Jarocho, Klezmer and Cumbia. Members include Juan Carlos Marin (vocals, requinto jarocho), Ariel Goodman (vocals, clarinet), Cara Tratner (vocals, saxophone), Antonio Kicio (vocals), Andres Freire(jarana, bass), Andrew Chelius (jarana, guitar), Jose Ortiz Pagan (drums, dumbek), Nabil Abdulhay (congas), Bennett Charles Kuhn (bateria), Erick Hernandez (marimbol)

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Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird
Compas 48