Title: Golden Molten Stream: A Celebration of Contemporary Hebrew Poetry and Song
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Description: Top Canadian artists and musicians come together to celebrate today’s flourishing cutting-edge poetry scene in Israel which Rabbi, artist and translator, Aubrey Glazer brings to light in his latest book, Mystical Vertigo: Kabbalistic Hebrew Poetry Dancing Cross the Divide of Jewish Thinking. In a performance-reading Toronto native and New York-based Glazer shares his lyrical translations alongside the original Hebrew poems, taking on topics ranging from magic and mysticism to doubt and death; and accompanied by leading world music performers: Aviva Chernick, Aaron Lightstone, Waleed Abdulhamid, Jeff Wilson, and Sundar Viswanathan with guests Cantor Aaron Bensoussan and Ernie Tollar. Featuring a closing set from Jaffa Road who have put these lively poems to music on their two Juno-nominated albums.
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Date: March 28, 2013