Views and Brews
Twice a month the Cactus Cafe hosts KUT’s Views and Brews.
Views and Brews is a free space where we invite the community in to explore a wide range of subjects and ideas. Already we’ve talked about Jazz and the Spiritual Journey through the music of John Coltrane, Drugs and the Olympics, Texas Politics, the History of Radio, Women in the Jazz Conversation, Texas high school football, and the life of Tennessee Williams. All that and we’ve only just begun!
Our goal is to engage with the community to share thoughts, inspire new perspectives, and develop compelling multimedia content all while involving Austin in the discussion.
Coming Up at the Cactus:
Tuesday December 2nd @ 7:00pm
"Klezmer and The Art of Mixed Dancing"
Klezmer music is instantly recognizable and although it's roots are deep and strong, what we know about it's twisted history and complicated past may be limited. We'll conclude our 2014 Views and Brews season with a celebration of klezmer!
Join KUT's Rebecca McInory along with Rabbi Neil Blumofe; Senior Lecturer in Yiddish language and culture in the UT Germanic Studies Department Dr. Itzik Gottesman; and astrophysicist and klezmer musician Dr. David Gilden; along with 4 distinctly different Austin klezmer groups, to explore the past, present and future of this rich and colorful musical tradition.