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Seven Strings Over Iowa

October 12, 2018
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CTMD’s Samantha Shokin recently traveled to the International Annual Russian Guitar Festival and Seminar, which celebrates the uniquely Russian seven-string guitar. The Festival is held in a most unlikely place–  Iowa City, Iowa. Shokin writes about the festival this month in Tablet Magazine. Click here to read the article “Seven Strings Over Iowa”.

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CTMD Co-Founder Ethel Raim Named 2018 NEA National Heritage Fellow

June 20, 2018
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CTMD is proud to announce that its Co-Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus Ethel Raim has been awarded the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) National Heritage Fellowship, a lifetime achievement award that recognizes artistic excellence and continuing contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage! Ethel has been one of the leading pioneers in researching and presenting immigrant […]

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Yiddish New York Returns for its Fourth Year

June 6, 2018
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CTMD is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s fourth annual Yiddish New York (YNY) festival, taking place from Saturday, December 22nd to Thursday, December 28th, 2018 at the 14th Street Y on Manhattan’s historic Lower East Side. The nation’s largest workshop/festival celebrating Yiddish language and culture — including its signature music, klezmer — […]

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CTMD Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Heritage Sunday: Made in NYC

June 6, 2018
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For this 50th birthday celebration, CTMD calls upon some of its favorite artists—many of whom got their start with CTMD—for an eclectic, energetic afternoon of music reflecting the diversity of New York City’s neighborhoods. Among the guests are klezmer pioneer Andy Statman, Irish-American supergroup Cherish the Ladies, the groundbreaking Afro-Colombian band GRUPO REBOLU, and the […]

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YIVO Partners with CTMD on Ruth Rubin Online Exhibition

June 6, 2018
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CTMD is proud to be a sponsor of YIVO’s new online-exhibition, highlighting the field recordings of over 1,500 Yiddish songs made by renowned vocalist and scholar, Ruth Rubin. Performed by some of the most extraordinary traditional singers of the 20th century, including Rubin herself. The 78rpm acetate discs, reel-to-reel tapes and cassettes recorded by Rubin […]

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Visit to the Sri Lankan Art & Cultural Museum NY

May 30, 2018
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As part of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s ongoing partnership with the New School Eugene Lang College’s Civic Liberal Arts initiative, Global Voices is a recurring course offering, supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Spring semester 2018’s course focused on community-based culture work and the vital music and dance traditions practiced in NYC’s […]

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