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G r e e k E t h n i c D i n n e r & Fo l k M u s i c

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October Event
JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center


The JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center invites you to join us for an ethnic
meal and an evening of Greek, Ladino, and Yiddish folk music by folk artist

cultural arts institute Carol Freeman.
Ms. Freeman is well known as a performer, researcher and teacher
of Yiddish, Greek, and Balkan singing traditions. She is respected for her
entertainment/lecture series command of traditional singing styles and for her vast repertoire of folk and
popular songs. She has performed since 1970 with several folk ensembles

including Song of the Shtetl Jewish Music Ensemble, Smyrneiki Kopania
Asia Minor Greek Music Ensemble, and Sevda Balkan Music Ensemble.
Carol Freeman has been actively involved in the research, preservation
and presentation of traditional Yiddish and Sephardic Jewish music. In 1986,
she founded The Smyrneiki Kompania, an ensemble dedicated to preserving
and promoting this music as it was performed in the 20’s and 30’s.
Ms. Freeman will be accompanied by Ismail Butera, a virtuoso accor-
dionist who has performed Yiddish, Balkan, Middle Eastern, Greek, and
African music with many celebrated ensembles for more than thirty years.

An ethnic meal consisting of moussaka, salad, Greek bread, and dessert
will be served at 4:30 PM followed by the musical program at 5:30 PM.

The recommended contribution for this event is $3.00 per person.
For reservations, call the center office at 718-549-4700 by Friday,
October 9th.

Please RSVP in advance to the center office: 718-549-4700 by 10/9.

D I R E C T I O N S : JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center is located at 3880 Sedgwick
Ave. in the Bronx. Take BX bus #1 or #10 to the intersection of Sedgwick and
Van Cortlandt Avenue West. We are located on the first floor of the Van Cortlandt
Jewish Center next to the Van Cortlandt branch of the NYPL.

For reservations and further information,
please call the center office at 718-549-4700.

JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center
JASA Van Cortlandt Senior Center is funded by the
New York City Department for the Aging, legislative grants,
3880 Sedgwick Avenue • Bronx, NY
and UJA Federation of NY. 718-549-4700 •