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Daniel Kahn and Jake Shulman-Ment: Songwriting Workshop, Jam Session, and Concert

Hosted by Museum of Jewish Montreal, KlezKanada

Arts & Culture
Hebrew and Yiddish
All Ages

  • Sun, Apr 2
  • Multiple times
  • Musée du Montréal juif - Museum of Jewish Montreal



Special Guest

Join KlezKanada and the Museum of Jewish Montreal for a Sunday full of Yiddish music and songwriting. You can choose to attend one of the workshops below, a jam session, and a concert taking place in the evening at Casa del Popolo. For more information about this special Sunday, keep reading:

WORKSHOP (1:00pm at the Museum of Jewish Montreal)

Yiddish Song Smuggling

This workshop, taught by Detroit-born, Hamburg-based troubadour and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Kahn, will focus on polyglot performance, traditional subversion, tradaptation (translation + adaptation), multi-musical mixology, and other modes of border-crossing in modern Yiddish song work.

Ticket information below.

JAM SESSION (3:00pm at the Museum of Jewish Montreal)

Klezmer Jam Session

Join KlezKanada and the Jewish Museum of Montreal for a klezmer music jam, led by New Yorker master fiddler Jake Shulman-Ment! Aimed at intermediate to advanced musicians but open to all, this jam session is a space where Montrealers can come together to play klezmer music, learn repertoire, and build a community. The jam session will start with a short repertoire workshop, where Jake will teach a tune or two (by ear) to get the jam started.

Ticket information below.

CONCERT (8:00pm at Casa del Popolo) Tickets to the concert can be purchased for $18 through Casa del Popolo's website or at their door. To buy your ticket to the concert, click here.

Following the workshop and jam session, guests are invited to head over to Casa del Popolo for a concert with Daniel Kahn and Jake Shulman-Ment: The Building & Other Songs.

Detroit-born, Hamburg-based troubadour and multi-instrumentalist Daniel Kahn and New Yorker master fiddler Jake Shulman-Ment have been playing and traveling together for nearly twenty years. After so many years playing together in many bands and projects, they have finally joined up to record an analog duo record: The Building & Other Songs. It is, as Kahn says, "the most personal and intimate selection of songs I've ever recorded. And with Jake, it was like recording it with a brother." The interpretations range from radical treatments of modern Yiddish songs such as Beyle Schaechter-Gottesman's title track "Der Binyen / The Building," to new Yiddish translations of some of Kahn's lyrical heroes: Cohen, Brecht, Springsteen, Guthrie, and Waits. Yiddish serves here as a kind of broken mirror, reflecting both despair and repair, exile and ecstasy, loss of trust and wanderlust.

Doors at 7:30pm. Performance at 8:00pm.



Student: $13.80

Regular: $17.25

Jam Session:

$5 for all

Workshop & Jam Session Bundle (best deal):

Student: $15

Regular: $20

Please note that masks are strongly encouraged. KlezKanada will have N95 masks available at the door for those who need them. The Museum of Jewish Montreal is currently not accessible to guests with limited mobility. This event will primarily take place on the ground floor.

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Registrants may attend all sessions.

Sunday, April 2
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT


  • Musée du Montréal juif - Museum of Jewish Montreal
    5220 Boul. Saint-Laurent
    Montréal, QC, H2T 1S1, Canada

  • Please note that the upper levels of our building are currently not accessible to visitors with limited mobility.

Organized By

Point of Contact

Austin Henderson