2022 Listings: Tuesday, June 21st

Eleonore Biezunski & Pete Rushefsky

Eléonore Biezunski is an award-winning Parisian singer/violinist/songwriter and scholar now living in NYC. An avid collector of Yiddish music, she has led several projects and has collaborated with a large number of well-known Jewish performers in the US and abroad.Her composition “Tshemodan” was voted Best New Yiddish Song by São Paulo’s 2021 Bubbe Awards. As YIVO’s Sound Archivist, Eléonore coordinates the Ruth Rubin Legacy website (ruthrubin.yivo.org). She has a PhD from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. She is also a member of the Klezmer Institute’s KMDMP and Klezmer Archive Project and is a recipient of an NYSCA Folk Arts Apprenticeship. She will be joined by cymbalum player Pete Rushefesky, a long time collaborator and partner in crime in their duo The Klezmographers.

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