Sasha Lurje


Sasha Lurje
Yiddish traditional singing

Sasha Lurje is a Berlin-based acclaimed Yiddish singer performing and teaching across the world. Sasha is a co-founder of Berlin Yiddish music festival Shtetl Neukölln and Seattle Yiddish Fest, and has performed and taught Yiddish singing in Russia, Europe and North and South America and has been a longstanding artist and faculty member at Yiddish Summer Weimar, where she directs the Song workshop.

Sasha Lurje is a Berlin-based acclaimed Yiddish singer performing and teaching across the world. Originally from Riga, Latvia, Sasha started singing and learning music at an early age. Her experience in traditional song, various vocal techniques and genres adds up to a wide range that creates great performances. Her work includes projects from various styles and facets of Yiddish music - from psychedelic rock arrangements of traditional Yiddish lyrical songs with her band forshpil (forshpil.com) to the Jewish cabaret from 1930s Berlin with Semer Ensemble, from the revival of klezmer revival band You Shouldn’t Know From it to the litvak groves with the project Goyfriend, a colaboration with the Brooklyn band Litvakus. Sasha conducts her research in traditional voice techniques and voice production and has presented her work at various conferences. Sasha is a co-founder of Berlin Yiddish music festival Shtetl Neukölln and Seattle Yiddish Fest, and has performed and taught Yiddish singing in Russia, Europe and North and South America and has been a longstanding artist and faculty member at Yiddish Summer Weimar, where she directs the Song workshop.