The Black, Gay, Jewish Shtetl Virtuoso

What do you get when a black, Jewish, gay Yiddish and classical singer gets together with a virtuosic klezmer ensemble that plays old country music from the Ottoman Empire? And then throws in some artsy Bay Area animation?

You get Convergence, of course. (What would you call it?)

Anthony Mordechai Tzvi Russell originally conceived of the project as a way to explore the embodiment of Jewish and African American music, text, and experience. In his own words, “Convergence combines diverse strains of traditional Jewish and African-American music directly at points of spiritual, melodic and textual convergence.”

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