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Sunday, February 17 • 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Wails to the Chiefs: Singing Together the Songs of U.S. Presidents, Their Parties, Movements, and Popular Cultures

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In honor of Presidents' Weekend, we will join together in anthems and folks songs from the eras of George, Abe, Teddy, Franklin, Jack, and Barack (and others). Happy days are here again, as are melodies from the labor, suffrage, peace, and civil rights movements, traditional spirituals, campaign ditties, and political show tunes. Bring instruments, iPhones (to search for songs and lyrics), ideas for songs you want to sing, and your sonorous voices.

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Jonathan D Zimet

Jonathan Zimet, rabbi and musician, has led programs at National Havurah Committee Institutes, synagogues, Hillels, and more. He draws on his background to make music and folk cultures come alive: making nusach (melodies) accessible to lay people; opening our Zemirot’s (traditional songs) rich allegories to the wider public with an English commentary he is writing. His choral programs, featuring diverse music, led to annual Shir Hashirim... Read More →

Sunday February 17, 2013 10:30pm - 11:45pm
Princeton concourse level