The Romanian Shepherd's Song has served as a metaphor for diaspora Jews since as early as the 18th century. The "Doina" found its way into the Jewish liturgy, wedding, klezmer dance repertoire and even Yiddish songs, giving rise to an entire body of tunes still performed today. Josh will show the development of the Doina, how it operates musically and how it formed tunes spanning old Ukrainian Kolomeykes to the Pop Songs of the golden age of Yiddish. Josh will then demonstrate in detail why this is the 2nd most important category of a new Klezmer Taxonomy via entertaining anecdotes, colorful visuals and deep listening of historical recordings of this cornerstone genre. For musicians, he'll systematically show the modal mechanics of the doina, from the simple to the complex. If you thought last week's lecture was serpentine, treat yourself to this nebriating adventure of musical convulsions.