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Founder & Executive Director, Living Traditions, Inc., KlezKamp,The Yiddish Folkarts Program
I am writing to give my wholehearted support to musicians Susan and
Elaine Hoffman Watts.
Since their first involvement with "KlezKamp: The Yiddish Folk Arts Program" some five years ago as teachers and performers, mother and daughter Elaine and Susan Watts have shown themselves to be not only world class musicians, but the keepers of a unique sound which was once endemic to the Philadelphia area. Their masterful performances together with their literate and knowledgeable understanding of the music make them outstanding representatives of the tradition which they enthusiastically keep alive.
The over 500 people from around the world who annually attend KlezKamp, the most important Yiddish cultural event in the world, have come to expect the high level of instruction which players like Susan and Elaine easily exemplify.
I am certain that the same kind of professional and passionate sheen which they bring to our internationally acclaimed event will be evidenced in all aspects of their artistic endeavors.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to help bring their singular talents to a wider audience.
Henry "Hank" Sapoznik
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