Cultural identity helps to build cultural understanding in children. Creative Discovery Museum is excited to build a bridge of cultural understanding through music. The Folklife Summer Music Series will feature the cultural diversity found in the Chattanooga region. Featured bands and music groups include Rose Thorn and Fiddle Celtic Group, Ogya Band, The Tennessee Schmaltz Klezmer Band and the Indo-Cultural Art Academy.
The Tennessee Schmaltz Klezmer Band will perform at Creative Discovery Museum on Saturday, July 20 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Knoxville based Tennessee Schmaltz Klezmer Band originated in 1995 and combines lively, traditional klezmer music with southern Appalachian and jazz idioms. The band has performed concerts to sellout crowds as well as weddings, bar mitzvahs and bluegrass festivals. Tennessee Schmaltz’s repertoire represents a variety of Jewish music from around the world.