Soapbox Gallery, 636 Dean Street
Hailed as the contemporary Jewish “songbird of Ukraine,” Zhenya Lopatnik’s songs stir the soul and awaken memories even for those too young to remember. Heym Un Veg (Between Home and the Way) features Lopatnik with long-time collaborator Oren Neiman, an Israeli-born, New York based guitarist as well as the multi-instrumentalists Ira Khonen Temple and Ivan Barenboim.
Heym Un Veg (Between Home and the Way) tells an illuminating tale, weaving Lopatnik’s original compositions with Ukrainian folk songs. The show is a theatrical journey through time with storytelling that conveys life in Ukraine and, particularly, in the Ukrainian Jewish Community. The performance threads together cultures and generations through Lopatnik’s rich repertoire of Yiddish songs and the poetry of prominent Ukrainian Yiddish Poets.
Heym Un Veg (Between Home and the Way) is presented in collaboration with YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and Soapbox Gallery.