The Wandering Muse


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Fri, Dec 5, 2014 6:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Dec 6, 2014 3:15 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sat, Dec 6, 2014 8:30 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Sun, Dec 7, 2014 9:00 PM
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Tue, Dec 9, 2014 9:30 PM
Film Info
Runtime:94 minutes
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Tamás Wormser
Cinema Extra
Distributed by:Artesian Films Inc.


From ram’s horn to beat box, The Wandering Muse explores the ever-changing music of the Jewish Diaspora. In the warm twilight of an Argentinean courtyard, a group plays a style of klezmer that combines tango and local folk songs. On stage in New York, an ultra-orthodox performer raps his faith in the Messiah still to come. Ugandan villagers chant Hebrew prayers in East African harmonies. And at a loft-party in Montreal, an artist mixes hip-hop and jazz with cantorial singing in a multilingual tour de force. Each scene brings viewers closer to discovering a borderless world of harmonies where stereotypes are shattered, expectations are up-ended, and both the traditional roots and the dynamic birth of new Jewish music are celebrated.

In English, French and Hebrew, with English subtitles.

Director Tamás Wormser will participate in post-screening Q&As on Friday, December 5, at 6:30 p.m., and Saturday, December 6, at 8:30 p.m.

The screening on Saturday, December 6, at 8:30 p.m. is co-presented by the Ashkenaz Festival, and will be followed by an after-party at The Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Ave.). Get free admission with your ticket stub from this show only.