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Sachindara Navinna

New CTMD COVID-19 Relief Fund!

August 24, 2020
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Folk and traditional artists are among the most vulnerable members of the creative community, often coming from new immigrant and underserved communities. Many of these revered musicians and craftspeople have structural impediments including the digital divide and language barriers to access federal relief funds or private sources of funding. In March the COVID-19 Relief Fund […]

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BEYLE 100 and Survivor Songs: The Amazing Stonehill Recordings

August 13, 2020
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In the first week of August, CTMD joined Yiddish New York, the Museum of Jewish Heritage and many others to put together two online programs, BEYLE 100 and Survivor Songs: The Amazing Stonehill Recordings in celebration of the Yiddish folksong tradition. BEYLE 100 was a special online concert celebrating the 100th birthday of Yiddish songwriter, […]

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Remembering Rustam Samarqandi Khojimamedov (1969-2020)

June 15, 2020
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  Photo courtesy Brooklyn Arts Council CTMD was sad to learn that our dear friend, New York-based Central Asian singer Rustam “Samarqandi” Khojimamedov passed away at age 51 in April 2020 of complications due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. We dedicate this page to his memory.  Rustam “Samarqandi” Khojimamedov (1969-2020) was one of the most accomplished […]

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