PSOY KOROLENKO (Russia/US) is a Russian/American "avant-bard", wandering scholar, and member of the Yiddish super-group "The Brothers Nazaroff."
Psoy Korolenko’s one-person cabaret-esque show balances folk, chanson and klezmer, free style poetry and intellectual comedy, deftly moving between English, Yiddish, Russian, and French. He is a member of the organizing committee for the music festival JetLAG in NY area, a guest of many klezmer music festivals, past artist in residence at several universities. He has published two books (one more in print) and released more than 15 CD’s, solo or in collaboration with other musicians. An author of insightful and sophisticated Russian sung poetry, he is known for his keen and explorative vision of the art of translation, ”tradaptation”, and what he calls Spell-Art (i.e. playing with foreignness, emphasizing linguistic distances, switching languages etc).
House concert in inner SE Portland. Also live-streaming the show on Concert Window.