KLEZ KANADA 2012 (Photos and Video)

Klez Kanada

Klez Kanada is Quebec’s largest annual festival of Jewish/Yiddish culture and arts. Every year, musicians, Yiddishists, Jews, and non-Jews gather in the Laurentian Mountains at camp B’nai Brith for a week of inter-generational song, dance, and culture.

This year I attended several very interesting lectures and was treated to numerous musical performances by a wide range of artists, both young and old, from all corners of the globe.

Here are a few of the photos from the festival, and I’m currently working on a short video highlighting parts of the festival.

Photos by Chris Zacchia

video by AskAbigail Productions

Anthony Russell, Opera Singer

Anthony Russell is a young operatic singer who has found a way to unite his beliefs and passion. Anthony converted to Judaism as an adult and has always felt a strong connection to Jewish culture, Jewish characters and the Jewish languages (Hebrew & Yiddish).

Anthony Russel

He recently performed at the Ashkenaz Music Festival and at Klez Kanada. Abigail had a chance to sit down with and ask a few questions to this amazing young artist.